State Rep. Harry Arora: State policy decisions regarding masks, vaccines and school reopening

Posted on August 20, 2021


State policy decisions regarding masks, vaccines and school reopening

Dear friends and neighbors,

Below are the key policy decisions regarding masks, vaccines and remote-school option made by the state government. These policies apply to both public and private schools in CT.

Continued mask mandate for all students for the first month
The Governor has announced the continuation of the mask mandate (from last year) for at least the first month of the school year. The Governor’s emergency authority

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State Rep. Harry Arora: State Rail Plan Public Informational Meetings

Posted on August 20, 2021


The Department (CTDOT) has initiated its update of the State Rail Plan in compliance with Federal legislation, PRIIA (Passenger Rail Investment and Improvement Act of 2008, Public Law 110-432).

CTDOT will be holding three (3) virtual public information meetings on the dates listed below for the public to learn about the purpose and requirements of the State Rail Plan and provide feedback as we begin to update the former 2012-2016 plan.  Meeting links will be included in the meeting notices.

State Rep. Harry Arora & House Republicans Unveil Plan to Address Juvenile Crime

Posted on August 11, 2021


In response to the rise in juvenile crimes across the state, I have joined my House Republican colleagues in continuing to call for juvenile justice reforms through “Prevention, Accountability, Rehabilitation,” a comprehensive plan we’ve proposed to provide these juvenile offenders with a path for rehabilitation, while also focusing on the personal responsibility aspect for these crimes.

We are calling for our colleagues on the other side of the aisle to convene a special session in order continue

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State Rep. Harry Arora: Vaccines/Masks: To mandate or not to mandate? Part2

Posted on August 3, 2021


Thanks for participating in the discussion about vaccine and mask mandates in schools. I have received over a thousand comments / emails and I truly appreciate your input. My objective is to promote dialogue and allow for robust and thoughtful decision making. Here is where the discussion stands, as of now:

Latest CDC and CT DPH/ CSDE guidance: On July 27th, the CDC released a new guidance in favor of masks for all school children and teachers, irrespective of their vaccination status. Just a day

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