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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 that the State of Connecticut today distributed 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 and early childcare providers, and he anticipates additional allocations to be announced in the coming days as the state continues […]

todayJanuary 4, 2022 75

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COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise Once Again in Connecticut

COVID-19 infections are spiking once again as the weather starts to get colder in Eastern Connecticut. The daily infection rate which has been remaining between 5%-6% as of late has soared with December 7th's report, getting to a very high 8.33%. The Connecticut Department of Public Health today announced that the second cased of the COVID-19 Omicron variant has been confirmed in Connecticut. Sequencing on the case was performed by […]

todayDecember 7, 2021 80

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Uncas Health District rescheduling COVID Vaccination Clinic

The Uncas Health District COVID Vaccination Clinic being held at the Rose City Senior Center in Norwich, CT on Friday, February 19, 2021 is being re-scheduled to Saturday, February 20, 2021 due to anticipated weather conditions. The time of the clinic will remain 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM and all Friday appointments will be honored as scheduled at the Saturday clinic. Patrick McCormack, Director of Health at the Uncas Health […]

todayFebruary 16, 2021 29

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Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Residents Over 65 Can Register for COVID-19 Vaccination Appointments Starting Thursday, February 11

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that Connecticut residents over the age of 65 will be eligible to schedule COVID-19 vaccination appointments starting on Thursday, February 11, 2021, as the state rolls into the next part of phase 1b of its vaccination program. Vaccinations for individuals over the age of 75 and those within phase 1a will continue. With approximately 350,000 individuals in Connecticut between the ages of […]

todayFebruary 8, 2021 61

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Weekly Well Being Resources Courtesy of Griswold Pride

Weekly Wellbeing Resources Week of February 8th    Career Wellbeing Work-Life Balance is a Cycle, Not an Achievement – Research has definitively shown that overwork isn’t good for employees or their companies — and yet, in practice, it can be hard to overcome unhealthy work habits and reach a more sustainable work-life balance. This article by the Harvard Business Review explores a process that might help you find a healthier balance. Social […]

todayFebruary 8, 2021 11

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Governor Lamont Extends Connecticut’s State of Emergency for the COVID-19 Pandemic To April 20

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed a declaration extending Connecticut’s state of emergency in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic to April 20, 2021. The extension applies to both the civil preparedness emergency and the public health emergency. The governor originally declared the emergencies on March 10, 2020, explaining that they were needed in order to enable the state to provide its residents with an adequate response to […]

todayJanuary 26, 2021 3

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What Is Your Town’s Covid-19 Infection Rate

Here are the local infection rates for Eastern Connecticut as 1/19/21.  These numbers have been calculated from information taken from  The numbers are from the beginning of the pandemic to today. Griswold 4.79% Plainfield 6.22% Lisbon 4.78% Voluntown 5.20% Sterling 5.70% Norwich 6.07% New London 2.87 Killingly 5.80% Putnam 6.28% Ledyard 4.10% Canterbury 5.58% Windham 6.51% Groton 4.29% North Stonington 3.71% Stonington 3.56% Montville 5.37

todayJanuary 19, 2021 9

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Governor Lamont Announces Tiered Approach To Phase 1b Vaccine Appointments

(HARTFORD, CT) – With nearly 1.4 million individuals included in Phase 1b of Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout and the state anticipating to receive about 45,000 doses of vaccine per week from the federal government, Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing the Connecticut Department of Public Health to proceed through the remaining groups in the phase with a tiered approach based on risk of adverse health outcomes from […]

todayJanuary 19, 2021 6

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New Haven Man Arrested for Violating Executive Order Regarding Face Covering

On Friday, January 15, 2021 at approximately 2:57 p.m., Troopers out of Troop I-Bethany were dispatched to the New Haven Superior Courthouse located at 121 Elm Street, New Haven, CT. for a complaint of a disturbance. Troopers received reports  that 36 year old Pedro Borrero of New Haven entered the lobby and was not wearing a face mask as required by the Executive Order. Borrero was immediately escorted out of […]

todayJanuary 16, 2021 81