Category: Health

Gov: CT now has 26 COVID-19 positive residents, all public schools closed

As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 2020: Data updates on testing in Connecticut Since yesterday’s update an additional six Connecticut residents have tested positive, including one more in…

Bridgeport government offices to close Monday due to coronavirus emergency

Bridgeport Mayor Ganim announces that on Monday, March 16, 2020, all City of Bridgeport government buildings will be closed and nonessential services will be suspended with offices and buildings closed until further notice. This closure excludes police and fire services, 911 dispatch, as well as sanitation and recycling pick up. This announcement is out of…

As the coronavirus spreads into more and more communities, public health officials are placing responsibility on individuals to help slow the pandemic. Social distancing is the way to do it. Geriatrician Thomas Perls explains how this crucial tool works. What is social distancing? Social distancing is a tool public health officials recommend to slow the…

Lamont provides update on CT’s coronavirus response efforts

KEY POINTS:  Since yesterday’s update, nine additional Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the total number of positive cases in the state to 20. This includes the first cases that have been detected in Hartford and New Haven Counties. Governor Lamont today signed his third executive order since the enactment of the emergency declarations earlier…

Lamont signs exec order to protect nursing home residents during outbreak

HARTFORD, CT – In response to the ongoing developments regarding the COVID-19 outbreak and the need to protect residents of nursing home facilities, residential care homes, and chronic disease hospitals, Governor Lamont on Friday signed an executive order granting the commissioner of the Department of Public Health additional authority to restrict visitation at such facilities.…

Lamont updates on CT’s coronavirus response efforts

KEY POINTS:  Since yesterday’s update, an additional 6 Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the total number of confirmed positive cases reported in Connecticut to 11. The new cases are residents of Bethlehem, Darien, Greenwich, and Westport. To date, 136 tests have been completed in Connecticut: 11 positive and 125 negative. For the first time,…