Category: Health

The Norwalk Health Department urges the community to protect their health and help stop the spread of germs this winter

Recently, the Norwalk Health Department provided the community with recommendations on how to take health precautions and mitigate the spread of several serious viruses that are on the rise across Connecticut and around the country. As the cold weather begins, the Health Department encourages the community to help prevent the spread of flu, respiratory syncytial…

Governor Lamont announces Connecticut expands maternal health coverage through Husky from 60 days to 12 months after pregnancy

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont on Wednesday announced the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the State of Connecticut’s request to extend Medicaid (known in Connecticut as HUSKY) and Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) coverage for twelve months after pregnancy. According to CMS, this extension will affect approximately 4,000 Connecticut…

CT DPH Commissioner Dr. Manisha Juthani Reminds Residents To Take Necessary Precautions During May Summer Heat Event

HARTFORD, CT – With temperatures anticipated to approach 100 degrees this Saturday and Sunday, Connecticut Department of Public Health Commissioner Manisha Juthani, MD, is reminding individuals who will be spending time outside or in non-air-conditioned spaces to be cautious during periods of intense heat during the day. “Typically, we do not see heat events like…

Connecticut Attorney General Tong announces multistate effort to protect mental health and substance abuse disorder care

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong joined attorneys general from Rhode Island and Illinois today filing an amicus brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit seeking to protect mental health and substance abuse disorder care in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Illinois. The filing was announced at a press conference…

Governor Lamont announces expansion of virtual mobility assistance pilot program to Bradley International Airport

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut’s 18-month pilot program offering Aira at no cost for individuals who are blind or have low vision has been expanded to now include Bradley International Airport. Aira is a virtual interpreting service that uses a smartphone’s camera to stream live video to…