public health

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People have taken extra precautions to avoid making themselves vulnerable to COVID-19. They wear masks and gloves when in public places. 

Connecticut To Start Testing Mosquitoes For EEE

May 14, 2020
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Connecticut will be testing mosquitos this year for Eastern Equine Encephalitis, a rare but potentially deadly virus. Funding for the program had been held up by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lamont Unexpectedly Replaces DPH Commissioner

May 12, 2020
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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has replaced state Public Health Commissioner Renee Coleman-Mitchell.

Department Social Services Commissioner Deidre Gifford will now be the acting DPH commissioner.

Lamont says he made the change because the focus has shifted from managing the COVID-19 pandemic to reopening the state on May 20th.

Red Cross Asks For Blood Donations, Convalescent Plasma

May 4, 2020
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Hospitals are in need of blood donations to prevent a shortage in the coming weeks, now that hospitals will resume elective surgeries. 

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A Long Island environmental group is concerned that stricter drinking water standards that New York health officials plan to adopt aren’t tough enough.