Category: Health

Norwalk Health Department maintains national accreditation status through PHAB

NORWALK, CT – The Norwalk Health Department has maintained national accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). In maintaining its accreditation status for another five years, the Health Department has demonstrated that it meets PHAB’s quality standards and measures and can continuously improve, thereby becoming increasingly effective at improving the health of Norwalkers.…

Norwalk Hospital is a top 100 hospital in the United States

Norwalk Hospital is one of the highest rated hospitals for quality in Connecticut NORWALK, Connecticut, March 7, 2022 — Healthgrades® has recognized Norwalk Hospital with an America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™ for consistently delivering exceptional, comprehensive quality healthcare year over year. This achievement places Norwalk Hospital in the top two percent of all hospitals in…

Mayor Rilling to Lift Mask Mandate in Norwalk tonight

Norwalk, CT – Mayor Rilling has announced Norwalk will lift the city-wide mask mandate Thursday, February 24th at 11:59 PM. This comes after a sustained decline in COVID19 case rates in Norwalk and the surrounding communities, as well as increased vaccination rates among residents. “After reviewing the latest data and meeting with our local health…

January is National Radon Action Month

NORWALK, CT – January is National Radon Action Month, and your state and local health departments urge you to learn more about radon—a leading cause of lung cancer—and test for radon in your home. Through a partnership with the CT Department of Public Health, the Norwalk Health Department can offer 100 radon kits to Norwalk…

Governor Lamont announces state distribution of 670,000 COVID-19 rapid self-tests for K-12 schools and early childcare providers

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont announced on Tuesday that the State of Connecticut distributed on that same day an allocation of 670,000 COVID-19 rapid self-tests to public and private K-12 schools and early childcare providers statewide. The governor explained that this allocation is the first phase of his administration’s distribution of self-tests for schools…

Limited Supply of Free Rapid At-Home COVID-19 Tests Available for Norwalk Residents Tuesday Evening at Calf Pasture Beach

Norwalk, CT – On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, the city of Norwalk will be distributing free rapid at-home COVID-19 tests to residents at Calf Pasture Beach beginning at 6 p.m. The drive-thru distribution event is first come, first serve, and runs until 9 p.m., but may end sooner if supplies run out. Proof of Norwalk…

Governor Lamont directs CT’s earned income tax credit for 2020 to be retroactively enhanced to 41.5% using coronavirus relief funds

Nearly 200,000 Low-to-Moderate Income Working Individuals and Families Will Receive Significant Boost in State Income Tax Credits HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services to retroactively enhance the 2020 Connecticut Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) from 23% of the federal credit to 41.5%. The…

Face Coverings Required in Norwalk Regardless of Vaccination Status starting at 5 p.m.

Mayor Rilling re-issues mask mandate as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Norwalk Norwalk, CT – Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling announced that effective at 5 p.m. today, December 23, the city of Norwalk requires indoor face coverings for all people, regardless of their vaccination status. The Mayor’s executive order covers all public places and establishments…