Gov. Lamont Orders Non-Essential Businesses Closed; Urges Residents to Stay Home – NBC Connecticut

Connecticut residents are being urged to stay home as Governor Ned Lamont plans to order all non-essential businesses closed to slow the spread of coronavirus in Connecticut. Lamont is expected to sign an order under a new “Stay Safe, Stay at Home” campaign.” All non-essential businesses will need to have employees work from home, the …

Malls, Bowling Alleys and Amusement Parks Ordered to Close Across CT, NY, NY & PA – NBC Connecticut

The indoor sections of shopping malls, amusement parks, and bowling alleys across Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have been ordered to close, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Wednesday. The move is the latest effort to reduce public gathering spaces in an effort to contain the spread of the coronavirus. The closures go into effect …

Third Connecticut Resident Tests Positive for Coronavirus – NBC Connecticut

A third person has tested positive for COVID-19 in Connecticut, according to state officials. Dr. Matthew Cartter, the state epidemiologist with the state Department of Public Health, said the patient is an elderly resident from New Canaan. Officials believe this is a case of community spread, as the person has had no known contact with …

Conn. Doctor Tests Positive for Coronavirus Marking Second Case Connected to State – NBC Connecticut

A Connecticut community physician has tested positive for novel coronavirus, marking the second case connected to the state within a day. The newest person who is infected is a community physician who made rounds at Bridgeport Hospital, according to Governor Ned Lamont. Lamont said the community physician did not show signs or symptoms of coronavirus …

State Officials Warn of Potential Census Scams – NBC Connecticut

The Department of Consumer Protection and other state officials are warning Connecticut residents to be on the lookout for 2020 Census scams. Officials said scammers may try to impersonate Census workers to trick people into giving out personal information. These scammers may knock on doors, send emails, text messages, traditional mail, or even make fake …

Health Officials Urge Residents to Stop Shaking Hands Amid Coronavirus Concerns – NBC Connecticut

State health officials are urging residents to stop shaking hands with one another amid coronavirus concerns. The Connecticut State Public Health Laboratory is where testing for the coronavirus can now be complete in about a day, compared to almost a week when the tests had to be sent out of state to the Centers for …

Department Of Correction Dismisses Correction Officer For Embezzlement – NBC Connecticut

A woman who worked in the state Department Of Correction is now in trouble with the law herself.  Details of significant embezzlement emerged in paperwork released by state auditors. Correction officer Sandra Sacco worked at York Correctional Institution For Women up until last November. The Department of Correction dismissed her from state service after it …

Schools, Universities Take Action to Prepare for Coronavirus – NBC Connecticut

Schools and universities are taking precautions and canceling international trips as concerns about novel coronavirus grow. Those changes are being made out of an abundance of caution and in an effort to keep the school community safe. The 17 state colleges and universities have been directed to immediately suspend or cancel institutionally-sponsored travel to several countries …