Connecticut Public will be continually updating this page with the most recent information about the COVID-19 virus, its spread, vaccination, and what you can do to keep yourself and those around you healthy.
State & Federal Restrictions and Recommendations
Phase 2.1 of the Reopen Connecticut plan began on November 6th, which saw reductions in the capacity of restaurants, event venues, houses of worship, and more. All currently opened businesses and services must follow sector rules issued by the state. Social and recreational gatherings can now include a maximum of 25 people at indoor commercial venues, 50 people at outdoor commercial venues, and 10 people at private residences. Face coverings should still be worn when in public and maintaining a six-foot distance is not possible. Read Connecticut's state guidelines here.
The Biden-Harris administration has released a seven-point plan to beat COVID-19, focused on free testing available to all Americans, effective and equitable distribution of vaccines, evidence-based guidance for states and communities on navigating the pandemic, and ensuring the safety of older Americans and other high-risk individuals. Read the Biden-Harris plan to beat COVID-19 here.
Tracking COVID Data: Vaccinations, Hospitalizations & Your Town's Infection Rate
The Colin McEnroe Show - Clocking Out of Work
June 10: Many people are reassessing how they view their work after a year of COVID. The pandemic magnified everything we don’t like about modern work - too many hours for too little pay in the context of a loosely woven national safety net. Some people are switching jobs, others are dropping out of the workforce entirely. LISTEN HERE »
Public Health Commissioner Says Politics To Blame For Vaccine Lag In Connecticut's Northeast Corner
Hartford's Puerto Rican Day Parade Honors Essential Workers And Provides Vaccines
June 7: The Puerto Rican Day parade made its way through the streets of Hartford this past Saturday. With traditional live music from the island and colorful floats, the parade honored the pandemic’s essential workers and first responders. Organizers also came with a clear message: “Let’s get the Latino community vaccinated!” FULL STORY »
High Schoolers Say Amusement Park Prom Might Be A COVID Change To Keep
June 7: Prom season is coming to an end for high schoolers across the state. That is, if they had a prom at all. Some schools opted for an amusement park prom at Quassy, where students show up in formal wear, eat dinner, dance a little and then change into casual clothes and enjoy the rides. FULL STORY »
More COVID-19 Resources
Distance Learning Resources
While Connecticut has reopened schools full time, part of that plan involves hybrid learning models, using both in-person and at-home classes. Below are resources available to both children and parents, as well as educators, to help encourage distance learning, as Connecticut's classrooms continue to be reimagined.
Department of Education: The Connecticut Department of Education has shared helpful resources for families and educators, reflecting the latest state guidance for continued learning.
Thinkalong.org: Using trusted source materials from PBS, NPR and local public media stations, Thinkalong is a free program that helps students think critically about media, develop informed opinions, and practice respectful, civil discourse.
PBS Learning Media: CPTV and PBS have curated FREE, standards-aligned videos, interactives, lesson plans, and more for teachers.
PBS Kids: The CPTV PBS Kids 24/7 channel provides PBS Kids’ high-quality content is available to all children and caregivers on a platform and at a time that works for them, including prime time, weekends, and other out-of-school times when they are most likely to tune in. The live stream includes a first-of-its kind integrated games feature, enabling children to toggle between a PBS Kids show and an activity that extends learning – all in one seamless digital experience.
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