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New Haven Register

COVID vaccines for kids ages 5-11 could start next week in CT, DPH says

COVID vaccinations for children ages 5 to 11 are expected to begin as soon as next week in Connecticut, according to the state Department of Public Health. In anticipation, Yale New Haven Health, one of the state’s largest vaccine providers, will shift away from adults and focus on child vaccinations.
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Stamford Mayor Martin Announces Reversal of Stamford Mask Mandate

STAMFORD, CT – Stamford Mayor David Martin announced on Tuesday, October 26, that due to the steady decline in Covid-19 cases and in concurrence with the recommendation of the City’s Acting Director of Health, Stamford’s indoor mask mandate will be lifted effective immediately. Stamford’s citywide mask mandate was implemented on...

'Rather get COVID now': Why CT doctors say patient outcomes have changed

COVID-19 case rates are down, but Connecticut residents are still catching the disease. Marna Borgstrom, outgoing CEO of Yale New Haven Health, said her health system has a survival rate of 92 percent, which has improved “as treatments have become more effective.”. COVID patient outcomes have improved significantly since the...
Connecticut Post

Here's how to have a COVID-safe Halloween, experts say

Last year, officials stopped short of canceling Halloween statewide, but there were some specific recommendations. The advice, a year ago, was to host virtual events, hold a “candy scavenger hunt” with family members at home and avoid things like parties. The state advised against Halloween-themed parades where physical distancing could...