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Rutigliano: Governor issues – Executive order 9B – fines for in proper mask wearing and social distancing

Posted on September 16, 2020 by jdooley


Last night, Governor Lamont signed Executive Order No. 9B – his 70th – which amends current self-quarantine guidelines for travelers from other states with high COVID-19 levels and imposes fines for people who do not properly wear certain protective equipment.

With regard to the implementation of fines, the order enacts:

Authorization for the issuance of fines: Authorizes the commissioner of Public Health, local health departments, municipal chief elected officers, and state and local police to issue

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Rutigliano Op-ed: Drug Overdose, The Other Health Emergency

Posted on September 4, 2020 by jdooley


Drug Overdose, The Other Health Emergency

Last Monday at the State Capitol, I joined state officials and advocates to recognize International Overdose Awareness Day.  Unfortunately, COVID is not the only health crisis we are dealing with right now. The damage done by the opioid crisis continues to take to many lives and damage families across Connecticut and our nation

Because of the social and emotional toll on state residents due to the pandemic and the job losses, there has been a 22% increase

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Rep. Rutigliano Recognizes International Overdose Awareness Day

Posted on September 1, 2020 by jdooley


HARTFORD- Today at the State Capitol, State Rep. David Rutigliano (R-123) joined state officials and advocates for a press conference in recognition of International Overdose Awareness Day.

Rep. Rutigliano stood with U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, Governor Ned Lamont, Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Commissioner of the State Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services Miriam Delphin-Rittmon, Ph. D., representatives of the Center for Addiction Recovery and the Greater Hartford Harm Reduction

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