Update: May 11 7:00 p.m. – State Response to Coronavirus
Posted on May 11, 2020
Friends and Neighbors,
In press release and during his nightly press briefing, Governor Lamont announced Executive Order 7LL which modifies the state’s primary voting process. He also announced updated virus totals and other measures regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
To watch the full video of the governor’s afternoon press conference, please click here:
Modifications to the petitioning process for the August primary: Makes modifications to the existing statutory petitioning process for minor parties, unaffiliated petitioning candidates, and major party candidates who fail to receive fifteen percent at a major party district convention and wish to run in the August primary as follows:
Reduces by 30 percent the number of signatures required;
Extends the deadline for submission of petitions by two days; and
Permits an individual to sign and mail or email to a candidate a petition containing only that individual’s signature, provided the individual makes all the required representations and attestations under penalty of false statement.
Connecticut Department of Public Health distributes its first allotment of remdesivir to acute care hospitals across the state
Over the weekend, the Connecticut Department of Public Health distributed the state’s first allotment of remdesivir to acute care hospitals. The medication, produced by Gilead Sciences Inc.’s, has shown promise in helping patients infected with COVID-19. It was recently authorized by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for patients who have severe symptoms of COVID-19.
So far, the state has received 30 cases of 40 doses each, for a total of 1,200 doses. The Lamont administration is coordinating with Connecticut’s Congressional delegation and the Connecticut Hospital Association to secure more doses for the state. Gilead has committed to supply approximately 607,000 vials of remdesivir over the next six weeks in the United States. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is allocating those supplies to the states.
National Police Week
It’s National Police Week and a great time to thank the brave women and men who wear the badge and serve our community, especially during this trying time.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund is holding an online, virtual candle lighting ceremony to honor the sacrifices made by our brave officers.
The vigil will take place on Wednesday night, May 13th, at 8 p.m.
As of 4:00 p.m. tonight – Monday, May 11th – the state is reporting a total of 33765 cases of Coronavirus. Updated virus totals and Town-by-Town statistics can be accessed here: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
The total statewide number of COVID-19 associated fatalities is 3008.
*For public health surveillance, COVID-19-associated deaths include persons who tested positive for COVID-19 around the time of death (confirmed) and persons whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death (probable).