Category: Coronavirus

Norwalk Health Department Encourages Eligible Individuals to Get a COVID-19 Booster, Announces Upcoming Booster Clinic

NORWALK, CT – On November 22, 2021, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) strengthened their COVID-19 booster guidance, recommending that everyone 18 years of age and older receive a COVID-19 booster shot. Under the updated booster guidance, anyone age 18 and older should get a booster shot 6 months after their second…

Governor Lamont provides update on executive branch state employee compliance with COVID-19 vaccine and test requirement

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today released updated data regarding compliance with his order requiring executive branch state employees to either be vaccinated against COVID-19 or receive weekly testing for the virus. Overall compliance remains high with 95% of executive branch state employees either fully vaccinated or current in their weekly testing. The overall…

Norwalk Mask Mandate Rescinded Effective Immediately

Norwalk, CT – Today, November 4, 2021, Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling, in close consultation with the Norwalk Health Department, announced that due to improved COVID-19 metrics and ongoing vaccination efforts, the City of Norwalk’s public indoor mask mandate will be lifted effective immediately. The indoor mask mandate was implemented for all people regardless of…

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…

The Palace Theatre Announces Health and Safety   Guidelines for Upcoming Performances

Stamford, CT – The Palace Theatre has announced that, effective immediately, proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative COVID test will be required for all patrons, staff, volunteers, performers and backstage crew entering the building. Masks are also required at all times while inside The Palace, regardless of vaccination status, except when eating…

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…

City of Norwalk and Norwalk Public Schools Require Employees  to be Vaccinated or Undergo Weekly Testing

Norwalk, CT – As COVID-19 transmission and hospitalizations continue to increase across the state, the City of Norwalk and Norwalk Public Schools are instituting a requirement for all employees to be fully vaccinated or undergo weekly testing. Earlier this week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) listed Fairfield County in a high rate…

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…