Dr. Manisha Juthani replaces Renee Coleman-Mitchell, who was fired at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Connecticut has its first confirmed case of a more contagious variant of COVID-19 originally detected in South Africa.
By mid-month, everyone 75 or older should be vaccinated if they wish.
Gov. Lamont praised Connecticut’s efforts to vaccinate seniors but wasn’t as eager to discuss problems with the state’s appointment system.
Nearly 1.4 million Connecticut residents will be eligible for vaccination next, but the state only gets 45,000 doses a week.
For nursing homes, the COVID vaccine is a defense against a medical and financial disaster.
The state has issued no mandate around visitor testing, leaving the decision up to the nursing homes.
Nothing like a pandemic to get Connecticut’s underfunded local and regional health districts an influx of cash.
Nine of the 11 communities on high alert are in southeastern Connecticut. The two outliers are Hartford and Danbury.
The new group, representing broad swath of interests, will help determine who first gets the vaccine.
The state has until Oct. 16 to submit a vaccine distribution plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The governor says transparency is necessary to overcome skepticism created by the hurried effort to develop a vaccine.
Students will be tested, masks will be mandatory, and there will be fewer people on campus.
One person has died and 13 residents at Three Rivers Nursing Home are infected with the virus.
State funding for nursing home staff testing is set to end in August. But officials want the testing to continue.