Over the past several months, Connecticut has seen a rise in monkeypox cases with almost a quarter of the world’s cases occurring here in the United States. Connecticut's vaccine program had a soft launch on Monday, August 1, partnering with 15 community-based organizations to make the vaccine available to eligible individuals around the state.
The summer's first heat wave is here. Over the next several days, temperatures in Connecticut are set to reach more than 90 degrees with a heat index of triple digits at times. This has prompted activation of the state’s extreme hot weather protocol, which is in effect through 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 24.
The state has launched ReEmployCT, a modern unemployment and tax filing platform that streamlines services and facilitates unemployment and tax filing.
In almost half a year, more than 200 mass shootings have occurred in the United States. It is unthinkable that our country and communities continue to mourn the loss of innocent lives - children, elderly, worshippers, shoppers at supermarkets and malls - to senseless mass shootings. Please join me by calling upon our lawmakers in Washington to demand bolder gun laws NOW - which the vast majority of Americans support.
This weekend, Connecticut is expected to experience high temperatures reaching 95 degrees. Cooling centers are opening across the state to provide residents with immediate relief from the heat. To find a cooling center near you, dial 2-1-1.
With the weather heating up and the end of the school year getting closer, have you been thinking about ways you can keep your child engaged in fun activities this summer? East Hartford, Manchester, and South Windsor are offering a variety of programs for kids to stay active and connected to their peers this summer. Take a look below to see what our towns are offering and how you can get your child involved.