Category: Coronavirus

Bridgeport DPH Director Jackson-Shaheed announces free COVID-19 testing available at North Branch Library

Bridgeport, CT – Bridgeport Department of Public Health Director Jackson-Shaheed encourages adults and children that are not vaccinated to get FREE COVID-19 testing which is now available at the North Branch Library located at 3455 Madison Avenue. At the COVID testing location, insurance is not required, and no appointment needed; walk-ins are accepted. Onsite staff…

Governor Lamont issues call for CT General Assembly to meet in a limited special session on the COVID-19 public health and civil preparedness emergencies

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has issued a proclamation calling the Connecticut General Assembly to meet in a limited special session beginning Monday, September 27, 2021, for the sole purpose of approving a renewal of the declaration of public health and civil preparedness emergencies that were issued in response to…

Connecticut Department of Public Health Issues Health Alert: Tolland County Now Upgraded To The “High Transmission” Category

HARTFORD, CT – The Centers for Disease Control has now placed Tolland County in the “High Transmission” category of COVID-19. Tolland is the seventh county in the state to be upgraded to the High Transmission category. Fairfield, Hartford, Litchfield, New Haven, New London and Middlesex Counties also are listed as High Transmission. Windham is the…

Connecticut Department of Public Health Issues Health Alert: Litchfield County Now Upgraded To The “High Transmission” Category

Middlesex County Also Returns To The “High Transmission” Category HARTFORD, CT – The Centers for Disease Control has now placed Litchfield County in the “High Transmission” category of COVID-19. Litchfield is the sixth county in the state to be upgraded to the High Transmission category. New Haven, Hartford, New London, Fairfield and Middlesex Counties also…

CTDPH releases data on COVID vaccine “breakthrough” cases, highlighting the vaccine’s effectiveness

Cases of fully vaccinated residents contracting virus “very rare” HARTFORD, CT – As Connecticut surpasses the 50% mark for Connecticut residents ages 16 and over who are now fully vaccinated, the Department of Public Health last week released data on vaccine breakthrough cases, which clearly show that the COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at fighting…

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that – in accordance with a proclamation from President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. directing flags to be lowered throughout the country as a mark of solemn respect for the 500,000 Americans who have died from COVID-19 – he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to…

CT DPH: First case of “South African” variant of COVID-19 confirmed in Connecticut resident

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Lamont and state public health officials today announced that the B.1.351 variant of the COVID-19 virus, the so-called “South African” variant, has been detected in a Connecticut patient who is currently hospitalized out of state with the virus. The individual’s condition is improving. This is the first known case of the…

Governor Lamont warns Connecticut residents to be aware of COVID-19 vaccination scams and report suspicious behavior

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont and other state officials today are warning Connecticut residents that as the COVID-19 vaccine continues to become available to more people, they should be aware of potential scams related to the vaccine and be on the lookout for certain warning signs that can help them avoid being scammed. Residents…

Gov. Lamont announces Connecticut vaccine distribution plan to begin

CDC and Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group’s Science Subcommittee Recommend Immediate Distribution of Vaccine HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Sunday announced that the Connecticut COVID-19 Vaccine Advisory Group’s Science Subcommittee has submitted recommendations to him that the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan start at the earliest opportunity. The recommendation comes after the subcommittee…