The judge cited prior rulings upholding a state’s right to protect the public health and safety in emergencies.
The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities chastised Gov. Ned Lamont Thursday for not sending emerrgency federal pandemic funding directly to communities.
Rep. Rosa DeLauro, who pushed for the measure, said online purchasing helps prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) lauds Gov. Ned Lamont for the collaboration his administration has had with local governments across the state as the COVID-19 pandemic hit Connecticut; but it is also important to be able to criticize our leaders even when we think they are otherwise doing a great job and are our allies.
Lamont looked back on the COVID crisis and ahead to a Memorial Day weekend when salt-water beaches reopen for swimming.
The effective unemployment rate is around 17.5%, the labor commissioner says.
Keeping staffers safe while showering residents burns through too much personal protective equipment.
COVID-19 has awakened us to our collective unpreparedness for global shocks. Too many have lost their lives and livelihoods, and the world economy has been plunged into the worst crisis since the Great Depression. But we would be making a huge mistake to pretend any intelligent recovery from this catastrophe would be complete without preparing ourselves for the other giant shock scientists have warned us about for decades: climate change.
As Connecticut attempts to expand COVID-19 response efforts, with aims for a soft reopening towards the end of the month, I am concerned the needs of Black and Latino communities are being glossed over and initiatives such as contact tracing are favoring quantity over effective impact.
This week marks a full two months since COVID-19 prompted the closure of schools across our state. As officials turn their attention to the staged re-opening of Connecticut, many youth and young adults are grappling with the loss of monumental milestones like graduation ceremonies and are still reeling from a pandemic in which so many dimensions of their lives have gone publicly unacknowledged, unconsidered, and unsupported.
When I was growing up, the youngest of four kids in my family in a middle class suburb, I was one of two or three kids in my elementary school grade who received free or reduced-price lunch. This got me to the front of the line every day at lunchtime, provided a hot lunch (or a fluffernutter if I preferred), and meant I didn’t have to carry a lunch to school. No one at school made me feel badly about receiving this benefit; on the contrary, it made me feel special – in a good way! I had no idea my parents were embarrassed by this.