Many of the towns that are doing better, small or large, have health departments that are running weekly vaccination clinics.
Dave does in-depth investigative reporting for CT Mirror. His work focuses on government accountability including financial oversight, abuse of power, corruption, safety monitoring, and compliance with law. Before joining CT Mirror Altimari spent 23 years at the Hartford Courant breaking some of the state’s biggest, most impactful investigative stories.
Lamont to extend restaurant curfew to 11 p.m., loosen restrictions on religious gatherings
Gov. Ned Lamont stopped short of fully lifting the curfew for restaurants, as neighboring states have done.
Some CT cities among the places with lowest vaccination rates of 75+ residents
Seven communities have yet to vaccinate 25 percent of their elderly population, including three cities: Bridgeport, New Britain and Waterbury.
The latest tool in Connecticut to get vaccines to people, or people to vaccines: Uber
Vernon officials are using Uber to bring people to vaccine clinics. It’s a first in the nation.
As state’s death toll from COVID passes 7,000, Lamont considers relaxing occupancy rules for churches
With more than 35% of the 75+ population vaccinated and COVID indicators dropping, Lamont weighs lifting caps on church occupancy
Michael Ferrigon had asthma and diabetes. The state transferred him to the prison with the most COVID deaths.
Many who died of COVID in prison were serving life sentences. But none of them was sentenced to death.
The state’s largest COVID vaccine center is up and running — but so far, there’s no formal plan to pay for it
State officials say the vaccine rollout is similar to the mass testing plans and hunt for protective equipment last spring.
‘It’s a nightmare:’ A growing number of seniors are unable to book vaccine appointments as problems mount
The state acknowledged Friday in an email to local health workers that some residents are waiting days for a callback.
Vaccinations in nursing homes top 64,000; COVID cases are dropping rapidly among residents
There were 238 COVID infections reported in nursing homes last week, down from 483 a few weeks ago.
More than 300 teachers vaccinated at Southbury clinic; State says older residents should come first
Some teachers are getting vaccinated while the state is trying to get the COVID-19 vaccine out to older residents first.
Nursing home residents are receiving the COVID vaccination at a higher rate than their caretakers
Providers attributed workers’ reluctance to a variety of issues, from concerns about fertility to uncertainty about the side effects.
Weeks after the election, Secretary of the State’s efforts to monitor disinformation campaigns ended
For weeks, an intelligence analyst monitored social media for the Secretary of the State’s office. Then her contract ran out.
Sunday in Hartford: Massive show of police, not protesters
Reporters outnumbered protesters. Cops outnumbered everyone. Sunday at the Connecticut Capitol was peaceful and well-documented.
COVID deaths and infections in CT nursing homes decline as more residents are vaccinated
There were 85 deaths in nursing homes and 312 residents infected during the week ending Jan. 12.