Category: Health

Over 150 Runners from all over the State of Connecticut participated in “Get Your Rear in Gear” 5 K and 10 K races

New Milford, CT – Over 150 runners from Pomfret, Ct to Port Washington, NY ran for fun and fitness in the NM Fitness and Aquatic Club’s 5K and 10K races held at Litchfield Crossings, New Milford’s largest shopping center. All event proceeds went to benefit the Community Culinary School of Northwestern Connecticut, an organization that…

Americares Awards $250,000 in COVID-19 Relief Grants

Stamford, CT – Americares has awarded $250,000 to nonprofit organizations responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States. Twenty-five free and charitable clinics were each awarded $10,000 grants. The funds will be used to purchase critically needed personal protective equipment, increase COVID-19 testing and screening capabilities, implement telehealth services, hire additional medical staff and…

Lamont allocates $15 million from coronavirus relief fund toward innovative workforce programs Connecticut workers to in-demand jobs

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Friday announced that he is allocating $15 million from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which utilizes federal CARES Act money, to fund innovative workforce programs that will provide job training to more than 1,000 displaced workers in the state and connect them to high-growth, in-demand jobs. “This pandemic…

DPH Releases Comprehensive Guidance for All Organized Sports

Hartford, CT – The Department of Public Health (DPH) today released comprehensive guidance and recommendations for organized sports, including youth and adult club and private league play. DPH had previously released guidance to scholastic athletic leagues in Connecticut concerning fall sports. The guidance is intended to guide local health departments, municipalities and league organizers in…

City of Bridgeport officials advise residents and businesses that CT COVID-19 protocol includes fins for failure to comply

Bridgeport, CT – City of Bridgeport officials announce that in accordance with Governor Lamont Executive Order 7NNN, the use of masks or facial coverings and restrictions on gatherings as COVID-19 mitigation protocol will now include fines for failure to comply. Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7NNN authorizes the commissioner of Public Health, local health departments, municipal…

Norwalk Community Health Center in top 10% of health centers nationwide for 2nd year

Norwalk, CT, September 2, 2020] The US Department of Health and Social Services has recognized Norwalk Community Health Center, Inc. (NCHC) among the top 10% of health centers nationally for clinical quality in 2019 and again in 2020. According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), NCHC, a nonprofit 501(c)3 healthcare provider, is one…

New Haven Mayor Elicker Launches Assistance Program for Renters, Homeowners Impacted by COVID-19

NEW HAVEN, CT – On September 2, 2020, Mayor Justin Elicker joined HUD’s Regional Administrator David Tille along with state, and local housing officials and stakeholders, to launch the City of New Haven’s Emergency Housing Response aimed at helping residents experiencing housing instability due to the COVID-19 pandemic, known as CASTLE: Coronavirus Assistance and Security…