Connecticut will distribute 3 million at-home COVID-19 rapid tests and 6 million N95 facemasks this week to help blunt the rising number of infections, Gov. Ned Lamont said.
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and Attorney General William Tong have announced the formation of a task force charged with combating the growing problem of organized robberies at brick-and-mortar retailers. The national issue involves smash-and-grab thefts in which large quantities of relatively inexpensive goods are stolen and then resold online.
"You are scum living on borrowed time. President Trump knows what you did to the elderly Covid patients that were sent to nursing homes. All is known and you will meet your maker courtesy of a noose and a trap door. Treason = Death."
After months of negotiations, New York and its two neighboring states have finally agreed on how to divide up billions in federal COVID-19 relief money aimed at public transit. New York will receive about $10.8 billion, New Jersey will get about $2.6 billion and Connecticut will receive about $474 million.
Connecticut officials say 671 state employees or 2.2% of executive branch workers remain noncompliant with Gov. Ned Lamont's vaccination and testing mandate. Some of those workers could be placed on unpaid leave as soon as Friday.
The CDC says even if you're vaccinated you should go back to wearing a mask indoors in parts of the country where infections are rising. New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are reviewing the new guidance.
COVID-19 cases are ticking up ever so slightly in New York City neighborhoods where people have not been vaccinated. And for the first time in months, the infection rate in New Jersey has risen above 1%.
Connecticut on Tuesday became the 19th state to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, which remains an illegal drug under federal law. People age 21 and older will be allowed to possess and consume marijuana beginning on July 1.
Gov. Ned Lamont pledged to make the trip from New Haven to New York 10 minutes faster as early as 2022.
The legislation makes it legal for you to possess and use cannabis beginning July 1 if you are 21 or older. You'll be allowed to have up to 1½ ounces on your person and another 5 ounces in your home or vehicle. Retail sales of cannabis in the state are not expected to begin until spring 2022 at the earliest.
Connecticut will be offering free summer camp for about 24,000 children with the help of $11 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds.
Beginning May 1 in Connecticut, outdoor restrictions will be lifted on businesses, such as mask-wearing when social distancing can't be observed.
The CEO of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer said during a televised interview Thursday that people will "likely" need a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
In a letter sent to President Biden, the governors of seven states argued that Democratic-run states and their taxpayers were disproportionately targeted under President Trump's massive 2017 tax law.
Anyone 16 and older can now sign up for a coronavirus vaccination in Connecticut, leading to a major rush for appointments.
The Connecticut governor and the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes, which operate the Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun casinos, have reached an agreement that could lead to online and sports betting.
Connecticut plans to speed up the next age-based phase of its COVID-19 vaccination rollout by a few days. Also, everyone else, age 16 and older, will be able to begin making appointments for a shot tentatively on April 5.
On March 19, Connecticut will eliminate capacity limits for restaurants, retail, libraries, personal services, indoor recreation, gyms/fitness centers, museums, aquariums, zoos, offices, and houses of worship.
Connecticut's vaccination program no longer prioritizes essential workers and people with preexisting conditions.
Beginning March 1, anyone in Connecticut aged 55 to 64 will be allowed to get a COVID-19 vaccine.