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CSDE Outlines 6 Steps to Keeping Schools Open Safely

Posted on January 22, 2021 by admin


As ranking member on the Education Committee, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the teachers, students and parents who have worked so diligently and collaboratively to keep our students learning throughout this Covid pandemic.

For your information, here are some of the initiatives that the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE) and the Department of Public Health  are using to keep schools open safely.

  1. Priority Access to COVID Testing — The State has contracted with

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DOL Updates regarding Unemployment Compensation

Posted on January 19, 2021 by admin


The CT Department of Labor announced updates regarding Unemployment Compensation, including early application timelines for the new federal Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation program, and a new Consumer Contact Center tool to assist residents who need unemployment claims assistance.

Established as part of the newest CARES Act iteration, the Mixed Earner Unemployment Compensation program is a new federal resource for residents who have both self-employment earnings as well as W2 earnings. Currently,

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Vaccination Update – Phase 1b

Posted on January 19, 2021 by admin


Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Governor Lamont announced that phase 1b of Connecticut’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout has begun, and residents in the state over the age of 75 can now schedule appointments to receive the vaccine.

To date, approximately 160,000 doses have now been distributed statewide.

Vaccine access with be phased in for the following groups in Phase 1b

Currently scheduling:

Scheduling soon:

  • Front line essential workers
  • Individuals and staff in congregate settings
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