School Districts To Have Greater Flexibility For Fall Return To School

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Parents, teachers, and community members have been on edge about the upcoming school year. The Governor and the State’s Department of Education had originally said that all students would be required to go back to the physical school buildings for five days a week. As of yesterday, the Governor announced that he would give more flexibility to individual school districts. After the announcement by Governor Lamont school districts will now be given the flexibility to do what works best for their community. While the goal for all schools should be in-person instruction, five days a week, this new guidance allows for schools to not be forced into that decision. At a press conference announcing the decision to offer more flexibility for districts Governor Lamont indicated that roughly 2/3 of students and teachers expected to be back in the classroom this fall. He also indicated that just over half of those…continue reading

Connecticut Officials Urge Caution When Looking At New COVID-19 Transmission Rates.

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After a grueling couple of months at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Connecticut has been a shining example for the rest of the country of how to flatten the curve and maintain that flattened curve. New data released this week though, shows a concerning uptick in the transmission rate of the disease here in the state. The transmission rate is a calculated number and is not actual hard evidence that COVID-19 is making a comeback in the state. In fact, there are three groups who released new transmission rate numbers for the state of Connecticut and all of them differed slightly. It is for this reason that the Governor’s office believes the numbers are flawed and they released their own numbers from the last week which indicated a transmission rate well below 1% which is the threshold that has some experts concerned. Overall the state has done an excellent…continue reading

Connecticut Bus Riders To Start Getting FREE Masks

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Bus riders of CTtransit and other transit companies throughout the state of Connecticut will now have an easier time getting a mask to be able to ride the bus. Bus companies have required masks for much of the duration of this global pandemic. Now, they will be offering free masks to give riders one less thing to worry about. Free masks can be picked up at 7a, 9a, 3p, and 5p at the following locations throughout the state: Hartford – CTtransit Customer Service and Sales Outlet located at State and Market Streets, adjacent to the Old State House. New HavenĀ – CTtransit Customer Service and Sales Outlet located on the New Haven Green at Chapel Street. Stamford – CTtransit Customer Service and Sales Outlet located on the lower level of the Stewart B. McKinney Transportation Center in the passageway from North State Street. Waterbury – Exchange Place (downtown center). Meriden – Meriden Railroad Station. Estuary Transit…continue reading

Connecticut One Of Only Two States Seeing A Decline In COVID-19 Cases

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The State of Connecticut took early and swift action to flatten the curve of COVID-19. This action led to the number of hospitalizations and deaths from the virus declining over time. Governor Lamont has now started the process of re-opening the state and allowing businesses and public venues to open while following specific and targeted health guidelines. The good news, it’s working! As the country continues to battle COVID-19, the states of Connecticut and Rhode Island are seeing cases decrease each day and that means that what we are doing as a state and a community is working. Here at Stony Creek Urgent Care we are offering testing for COVID-19. If you believe you have symptoms, please book an appointment online so you can be seen. Let’s keep working as a community and a state to keep the curve flat. Wear a mask. Stay home when you can. If you’re…continue reading

Connecticut Department Of Education Releases Roadmap For Re-Opening Schools

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COVID-19 has wreaked havoc on our communities. The global pandemic has shutdown businesses, made our neighbors sick, and closed schools for a long time. It was in mid-March that all schools in Connecticut were shutdown and students found themselves glued to computers to try and gain some education while doing their best to survive at homes. Through the guidance of parents, this distance learning occurred for the remainder of the school year. Once school let out in June students and parents were left wondering, what’s next? This week Governor Lamont and Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona released a plan to get kids back to school in the fall. You can read the complete report here. The state’s guidance on kids going back to school includes the following instruction for the fall: All students will have the opportunity to return to school in the fall. The #1 priority of schools will be…continue reading

Connecticut, New York, And New Jersey Now Require Some Visitors To Quarantine

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Today the states of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey announced an effort to maintain a flattened curve as Coronavirus cases continue to increase in other parts of the United States. As the tri-state area was hit particularly hard at the start of this crisis, the governor’s of these three states are concerned that travelers entering each state may bring increased cases to the area after residents of each state have tried very hard to flatten the curve. Residents from the following states will be required to quarantine for 14-days upon their arrival to Connecticut, per the governor’s order. Alabama Arkansas Florida North Carolina South Carolina Washington Utah Texas While visitors from these states will not be prevented from entering Connecticut, they will be required to quarantine for 14 days and if they fail to do so may face mandatory quarantine and a fine.