Category: Health

Bridgeport Hospital activating COVID-19 testing site

Bridgeport Hospital will activate a Specimen Collection Center for COVID-19 to ensure “proper testing of patients that have received a physician’s order and that have a scheduled appointment” and minimize the hospital’s exposure to the virus, according to a media release by the City of Bridgeport Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security/Emergency Communications. The…

Lamont: 41 confirmed cases now,  restaurants and bars to close effective 8 p.m. Monday night,

KEY POINTS: Since yesterday, an additional 15 Connecticut residents tested positive, bringing the total positive cases reported in the state to 41. Governor Lamont today signed another executive order, this one taking the following actions: Revises the previously enacted prohibition on large gatherings to a capacity of 50 people, and adds religious gatherings to the…

WETHERSFIELD, CT – Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) Commissioner Sibongile Magubane today announced that an executive team member who works within the agency’s Wethersfield office has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee holds an administrative position and does not service the general public visiting the DMV for transactions. The person has not been to…

Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo Temporarily Closes Effective March 17 as a Public Health Precaution

BRIDGEPORT, CT – Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo today announced plans to temporarily close the Zoo, effective Tuesday, March 17, as a public health precaution. All education and public programs are cancelled or postponed. The City of Bridgeport and state of Connecticut leaders have called on businesses to close to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19 following…

Second New Haven residents positive with COVID-19, NH Mayor Issues State of Emergency

NEW HAVEN, CT – Today New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker issued a state of emergency amidst the spread of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. New Haven health officials have also been notified of a second confirmed New Haven resident having COVID-19. Mayor Justin Elicker released the following statement: Given the growing spread of this virus in…