More than 1,200 nursing home residents in Connecticut have died from the virus so far.
The coronavirus-induced recession would rip $7 billion from Connecticut’s coffers by 2023, triggering another major tax debate.
The lawsuit comes two weeks after CLRP asked Gov. Ned Lamont to release people from psychiatric hospitals across Connecticut.
A health care consulting group has projected that as many as 77,000 state residents could become uninsured during the pandemic.
Connecticut plans to gradually ease COVID-19 restricts, beginning on May 20.
Ikea donates furniture to help house New Haven’s homeless, and casinos remain on the fence about a reopening date.
Connecticut is on the verge of making a critical decision regarding the fight against the COVID-19 health emergency. Prior to May 20, the governor will need to make a decision about whether to extend the stay-at-home order or open state businesses and schools. Our leaders must continue to listen to the advice of top health experts and not succumb to pressure to reopen public schools and businesses prematurely.
State labor officials are accepting applications for federal unemployment relief for self-employed workers who’ve been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Given my exposure, I was also tested and it was thankfully negative,’ Hayes said.
Francene Bailey is sure the virus followed her home from a deadly COVID-19 outbreak. It came with a cost.
While state analysts struggle with economic uncertainty, they concede Connecticut’s vaunted budget reserve could be gone a year from now.
I am writing in response to the numerous articles and television news stories covering the COVID-19 pandemic’s effect on skilled nursing facilities throughout the state. It is heartbreaking to read the villainization of the facilities that are fighting on the front lines in this pandemic. We see the health dare heroes of the hospitals, the delivery serviceman, store employees and dentists. And yet, the front line workers of skilled nursing facilities are torn to shreds by the media, some from the community and the government.
Nearly every weekend since we began this grinding coronavirus lockdown, my family has fled to the outdoors for much-needed stress relief. We find escape and joy in the wild places of the Farmington River watershed, hiking wooded paths strewn with mossy boulders to discover charming coldwater brooks and magnificent views. This is nature as pandemic defense, keeping us sane and healthy. It offers up a temporary coronavirus refuge.
With the onset of the coronavirus,to say life has changed dramatically is an understatement. In our small communities, we all know someone who has been exposed to the virus or has contracted the illness, some mildly and others life-threatening. How we live, work, think, behave and even breathe is now radically different. We are living in a new time –one we were not prepared for or even equipped to adequately handle. To watch the news and see how this virus is spreading worldwide, and even more so in our own backyard, is beyond belief.