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Governor Releases School Reopening Guidelines

Posted on June 26, 2020 by admin


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Yesterday, the governor, in cooperation with the Commissioner of Education and the Department of Public Health and medical experts, released the framework and guidelines for reopening CT schools in the fall with in-person learning.

We are expecting to receive a more detailed account early next week. However, given the uncertainty of planning for reopening months from now, schools must be prepared to modify their reopening model to support a partial reopening if the public health data changes.

Additionally,

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Limited DMV Reopening Starting Today

Posted on June 23, 2020 by admin


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The governor announced limited DMV in-person reopening beginning today

Services available in-person, by appointment only, include:

Licenses and Non-Driver ID Cards (new and renewal)

Out-of-State Transfers

CDL Upgrade – HAMDEN OFFICE ONLY

  • All DMV in-person services now require an appointment. To schedule an appointment, click here
  • Select services are also accessible online
  • Drop-off services are available for select services (limited hours) at the DMV’s Danbury, New Britain, Norwich and Old Saybrook

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Phase Two Reopening June 17th

Posted on June 8, 2020 by admin


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Governor Lamont recently announced that Connecticut’s second phase of reopening initially scheduled for June 20th, will begin three days early on June 17th. The Department of Economic and Community Development has published specific guidelines and best practices for each business sector in order to safely reopen. Businesses are not required to reopen, that decision rests with individual business owners.

Phase Two Rules by Sector:

Traffic Control Signal Revisions in North Haven

Posted on May 22, 2020 by admin


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Please be advised that the Connecticut Department of Transportation is developing plans to remove the nighttime flashing operation, install video detection, and replace traffic controllers at 43 state-owned and maintained traffic signals. The following intersections in North Haven are included:

·   North Haven – U.S. Route 5 (State Street) at Sackett Point Road & Private Driveway

·   North Haven – U.S. Route 5 (State Street) at State Route 717 (Dixwell Avenue) & Stiles Lane

·   North Haven – Route 22 (Clintonville

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Reopen CT COVID-19 Update

Posted on May 21, 2020 by admin


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Phase One of the governor’s reopening plan began May 20, 2020. This applies to offices, retail and malls, outdoor-only seating for restaurants, and the outdoor sections of zoos and museums.

This week, the governor also issued Executive Order 7PP, which repeals some of the previous executive orders restricting certain business operations. Specifically, the order extends restrictions on large gatherings, indoor gyms, and movie theaters until June 20. The order also states that summer schools may not

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Important Information from the Department of Labor

Posted on May 7, 2020 by admin


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On April 30th, the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) announced that the self-employed could apply for federal unemployment benefits. Unfortunately, the system was not fully set up to handle those claims.

Today, the site has been updated and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation “red button” is posted and active on their site.

Self-employed individuals must follow a two-step application process:

  • Pursuant to Federal guidelines, self-employed individuals, including independent contractors

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Happy Earth Day!

Posted on April 22, 2020 by admin


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Today, April 22 is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day! It is a day of both awareness of our environmental impact and action to lessen it.

Before the first Earth Day years ago, the importance of the global environment simply wasn’t on the radar of most of us. Since then, Earth Day has helped to educate us about what we have to gain by acting in energy-efficient ways.

Environmental protections, clean air and water restrictions, and countless conservation efforts may never have existed without public

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Free, Rapid COVID-19 Tests Available to Eligible CT Residents

Posted on April 17, 2020 by admin


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I want to inform you that the State of Connecticut has formed a partnership with CVS Health in an initiative that will make free, rapid COVID-19 tests available to eligible Connecticut residents.

This includes the opening today of the state’s first rapid testing site at the former Gateway Community College campus at Long Wharf in New Haven.

Using the new Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 test, CVS Health is planning to conduct up to 750 tests per day, seven days a week.

All patients seeking to be tested will

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Coronavirus Update: Latest Information and the State’s Response Efforts

Posted on April 13, 2020 by admin


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This past Saturday Governor Lamont announced Executive Order 7Y.

The Order implements a medical surge plan for long-term care facilities, which will establish COVID-19 recovery centers in certain nursing homes, and will establishe the first two COVID-19 recovery centers at Sharon Health Care Center in Sharon and Northbridge Healthcare Center in Bridgeport. It also gives authority to Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell to create additional centers at other locations

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Help for Victims of Domestic Violence During COVID-19 Pandemic

Posted on April 9, 2020 by admin


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COVID-19 is creating challenges all around us. For victims and survivors of domestic violence, we know that abusers may take advantage of this period of social distancing to further isolate and abuse you. We want you to know that you are not alone.

Governor Lamont signed an executive order making it possible to file for a family violence restraining order completely online. This will help reduce the spread of COVID-19 while ensuring that victims have access to this critical safety measure. Domestic

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