Category: Health

CT DPH confirms case of measles in Fairfield County child

Hartford, CT – The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday said it has confirmed a case of measles in a Fairfield County child.  The child, who was not yet vaccinated against measles, acquired the infection while traveling internationally.  DPH is collaborating with local partners to identify contacts and implement appropriate control measures. Measles…

CT Department of Public Health announces partnership with Access Health CT to increase vaccine access

HARTFORD, CT – The Department of Public Health (DPH) on Friday announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with Access Health CT, a quasi-public state agency, to increase vaccine access in communities high on the social vulnerability index (SVI). This partnership will utilize and expand on Access Health CT’s existing outreach…

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed an executive order modifying certain state laws in order to allow expanded access to telehealth services to continue in Connecticut during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Telehealth services are those that enable healthcare providers to interact with patients, including those with Medicaid coverage, without…

Free session offers help to families of at-risk teens and those affected by substance use disorder

SIMSBURY, CT – Every day, more and more families in Connecticut are affected by substance use disorders or realize they have a teen at risk of developing a substance use disorder (SUD). On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, a local organization, A Promise to Jordan, will present a session to introduce families to CRAFT: Community Reinforcement…

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…