Thursday, 17 June 2021

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Danbury COVID-19 Announcements, Updates and Resources

As of December 03, the City of Danbury reported 103 new cases of COVID-19 and is currently deemed to be in the RED zone by the State of Connecticut. City officials continue to urge the public to take preventative measures. Wear a mask. Practice social distancing. Wash your hands frequently. Here are some COVID-19 related announcements, updates and resources available in the city of Danbury.

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Governor Lamont Announces Fines for Businesses Violating COVID-19 Rules Will Increase To $10,000

Governor Ned Lamont announced that he has signed an executive order increasing the amount that businesses can be fined for violations of the state’s COVID-19 sector rules and capacity limits to $10,000 per violation. The governor stated he is taking this action – which went into effect on Thursday, November 26 – as the result of feedback he has received from municipal leaders, public health officials and people from within the business community. The most recently authorized amount was a $500 fine.

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Get to Know Access Health CT – Affordable Health Insurance for You, Your Family or Small Business.

Access Health CT is the state’s official health insurance marketplace, where you can shop, compare and enroll in quality healthcare plans; and it is the only place where you can qualify for financial help to lower your costs, or be eligible for free or low-cost coverage through HUSKY Health (Medicaid/the Children’s Health Insurance Program or CHIP).

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Why Is Danbury an Epicenter of Covid-19?

I apologize in advance for my tone. But I am a very tired doctor who has witnessed too many cases of Covid-19. Thankfully, most are benign, but some are tragic. Perhaps the answer to the question of why Danbury is an epicenter concerns the fact that the city has so many essential workers – those who must work no matter the risks or consequences. Or is it because Danbury has so many people who stretch the rules?

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