Category: Health

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…

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…