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Update: April 8 9:00 p.m. – State Response to Coronavirus

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Governor Lamont this evening announced that the state continues to process more than 2,000 offers of donations of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), and also announced a partnership with long-term care facilities on a medical surge plan that includes establishing COVID-19 recovery centers in nursing homes to accept patients who can be discharged from acute care hospitals. He also reported that the Department of Labor has processed nearly 133,000 claims of the more than 302,000

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Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers

Posted on April 8, 2020 by admin


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Last night, Governor Lamont signed Executive Order 7V which enacts policies to create safer workplaces for employees, customers, and other persons such as delivery drivers, maintenance people or others who may enter an essential business during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The governor required the Department of Economic and Community Development and the Department of Public Health to develop legally binding statewide rules outlining additional protective measures that every essential workplace, business

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Update: April 7 8:00 p.m. – State Response to Coronavirus

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Governor Lamont this evening announced another Executive Order – Executive Order 7V

Executive Order 7V requires state agencies develop legally binding rules for safe workplaces, waives fees for permits for health care professions, and allows recent medical school graduates who are waiting to be licensed to respond to the crisis. The Order also allows recently graduated marital and therapy providers and counselors who are not yet licensed to provide services, and adds protection

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Update: April 6 8:00 p.m. – State Response to Coronavirus

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During his regular afternoon press conference Governor Lamont announced that Insurance Department Commissioner Mais is calling on insurers to immediately lower personal vehicle premiums and expand commercial auto insurance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor also reiterated his Stay Safe, Stay Home policy and announced that a series of public service announcements will begin airing on Connecticut television and radio stations.

The state keeps up-to-date virus statistics

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Masks for Heroes CT Effort Underway to Raise Money for Emergency Certified Equipment

Posted on April 6, 2020 by admin


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Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven Coordinating Statewide Effort

In an effort to raise awareness and money to buy emergency certified equipment, specifically masks, a statewide program masksforheroesct.org has been launched.

The grassroots partnership with the Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven will distribute the Level 1, FDA approved masks to hospitals, first responders and other frontline emergency workers to combat the Covid-19 virus.

100% of all donations go directly to protect medical

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Update: April 5 5:30 p.m. – State Response to Coronavirus

Posted on April 5, 2020 by admin


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Governor Lamont this evening announced another Executive Order – Executive Order 7U.

Executive Order 7U provides legal protections for health care workers and health care facilities acting in good faith during the coronavirus crisis, and provides financial protections for the uninsured or those accessing out-of-network services.

Executive Order 7U enacts the following:

  • Protection from civil liability for actions or omissions in support of the state’s COVID-19 response: Protects

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Update: April 4 6:30 p.m. – State Response to Coronavirus

Posted on April 4, 2020 by admin


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Governor Lamont this evening announced that FEMA approved his request to add housing for survivors of domestic violence to reimbursement guidelines during the coronavirus outbreak. He also announced that more than one million meals have been served under the emergency meals programs, and the tourism commission is shifting focus to bring positive messages about the Stay Safe, Stay Home order to Connecticut families.

In a press release tonight, Governor Lamont announced:

FEMA

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Update: April 3 8:30 p.m. – State Response to Coronavirus

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Governor Lamont this evening announced additional SNAP benefits are available to qualified households, DSS has extended the deadline for winter heating assistance, and there will be a 10 percent across-the-board increase in Medicaid payments to long term care facilities. The governor also asked for volunteers to help provide services at many different types of providers, such as food banks, deliveries to the elderly, shelters, and more.

In a press release tonight, Governor

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Update: April 2 8:30 p.m. – State Response to Coronavirus

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Governor Lamont this evening announced another Executive Order – Executive Order 7T.

Executive Order 7T restricts the occupancy of hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and short-term residential rentals including those arranged on-line to healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers and the homeless during the crisis. The Order modifies earlier guidance regarding bars and restaurants serving alcohol for off-premise consumption, suspends notary requirements for

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Update: April 1 9:30 p.m. – State Response to Coronavirus

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Governor Lamont this evening announced another Executive Order – Executive Order 7S.

Executive Order 7S (EO7S) has many important aspects, including some provisions that will be crucial for Waterbury. One of the primary functions of EO7S is the protections to our retail employees. EO7S requires that DECD issue and enforce “Safe Stores Rules” to protect workers, customers and others engaging with retail establishments.

EO7S also provides relief for homeowners and renters through

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