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Are masks required in CT? Depends on where you go

An upward trend of COVID cases and hospitalizations has federal and state health officials recommending people in particularly high transmission areas — including most of Connecticut — to again wear masks indoors. But the advisory stops short of reinstating a statewide mandate, leaving many local municipal and business leaders to...
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New York, Connecticut Could Reissue Travel Restrictions

At the peak of the pandemic New York residents faced fines of up to $10,000 if they traveled about 85 percent of the country. With news cases of COVID skyrocketing in New York, Connecticut and across the country Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont has hinted new travel restrictions are a real possibility if COVID cases continue to rise.

DPH: Mask Up

As most of the state of Connecticut moves into the CDC’s “substantial” COVID spread category the Department of Public Health is recommending that people mask up indoors even if they are vaccinated. Fairfield, Windham and Tolland counties were added to the list Friday of areas with “substantial” COVID spread. The...
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The Increase Of New Cases Calls For New Travel Restrictions in Connecticut and New York

With the rate of new COVID-19 cases skyrocketing in Connecticut and across the country, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said that he is considering new travel restrictions. The possibility of new travel restrictions has been hinted by Lamont on Monday. However, Lamont wants to discuss with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and other neighboring governors before reissuing any potential travel restrictions:
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Wildfire haze reignites health concerns over CT's air quality

The smog from western wildfires that hung over much of Connecticut last week may have lifted, but its arrival reignited fears that poor air quality in a state — dubbed by some as the “nation’s tailpipe” — could worsen due to impacts from climate change, posing increased health risks, particularly for residents of color and those living in low-income areas.

Al is on the way to lead critical ED decisions on CT

Curator and Reporter: Dr. Premalata Pati, Ph.D., Postdoc. Artificial intelligence (AI) has infiltrated many organizational processes, raising concerns that robotic systems will eventually replace many humans in decision-making. The advent of AI as a tool for improving health care provides new prospects to improve patient and clinical team’s performance, reduce costs, and impact public health. Examples include, but are not limited to, automation; information synthesis for patients, “fRamily” (friends and family unpaid caregivers), and health care professionals; and suggestions and visualization of information for collaborative decision making.

Three more CT counties reach substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC Radio)—Six counties in Connecticut now have substantial levels of COVID-19 transmission, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Protection (CDC). Fairfield, Tolland and Windham Counties were identified as having substantial levels of COVID-19 spread Friday. They join New Haven County, which crossed the substantial...