Connecticut

Connecticut Distributed Another 500,000 COVID Self Test Kits

By Barbara Adams – Governor Ned Lamont announced Saturday that the State of Connecticut this week has distributed 500,000 COVID-19 self-tests to partner organizations, bringing the total amount it has delivered so far this month to 3.6 million. The state is working to procure the self-tests from vendors and distribute them in bulk to partner […]

Connecticut Governor Extending Cold Weather Protocol

By Tiffany Williams – Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced on Tuesday that due to trends in the forecast indicating that temperatures in Connecticut will generally average about 10 degrees below normal for the next two weeks, he is directing the state’s severe cold weather protocol – which he activated on Friday, January 14 – to […]

Five Students From A New Haven School Were Taken To The Hospital Friday

By Jason Marion – Five students from the Bishop Woods Architecture & Design Magnet School in New Haven had to be taken to the hospital on Friday. A spokesperson for New Haven Schools says that the students ingested what appeared to be candy and began vomiting. New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker confirmed that the edible […]

University Of Connecticut To Begin Spring Semester Online

By Kyla Brewer – Amid concerns about rising COVID-19 cases and the spread of the omicron variant, students at the University of Connecticut will not be returning to class for the spring semester. Instead, spring semester classes will be online. The school says that the first two weeks of classes will be online and campus […]

Students Athletes Across Connecticut To Mask Up Starting Friday

By Tiffany Williams – In Connecticut, the Department of Public Health is upgrading its guidance for local athletic events. Wednesday night DPH announced that because of the number of coronavirus cases in Connecticut, all athletes, coaches, and officials wear face coverings at indoor sporting events, regardless of their vaccination status. Initially, DPH recommended that fully […]

COVID-19 Cases On The Rise In Connecticut As Second Omicron Case Detected

By Tiffany Williams – Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont down plays COVID-19 as a germ, saying “You can just see that this germ is like a heat-seeking missile, really going right at the unvaccinated. The Governor’s comment comes just after the second case of the COVID-19 omicron variant involves a fully vaccinated man in his 20s […]

New London, Connecticut Police Chief Reinstated

By Dexter Figueroa – On Thursday, after receiving the results of an outside investigator’s findings, New London Mayor Michael Passero reinstated police chief Brian Wright. Wright returned to his full duties as chief Thursday afternoon, a month after being placed on administrative leave pending the results of an internal investigation into a complaint made against […]