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Access Health CT Open Enrollment Now Underway

November 5, 2021

If you are looking for good, quality, healthcare the annual Access Health CT Open Enrollment Period began on Monday, November 1 and runs through January 15, 2022. Residents can shop, compare, and enroll in health insurance coverage for the 2022 plan year.

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Manchester, South Windsor Lift Mask Mandate

October 22, 2021

Universal mask mandates in Manchester and South Windsor have been lifted. This means residents who are vaccinated will not be required to wear masks in town buildings and businesses. Unvaccinated individuals will still be required to wear a mask. This change comes with decreasing rates of new COVID-19 infections and strong vaccination rates. South Windsor has been categorized in the "orange zone" and Manchester has been categorized in the "yellow zone" for community spread of the virus. 

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Commemorating Indigenous People's Day

October 8, 2021

Monday is Indigenous People’s Day. I recognize that this change is something some still need adjusting to and it is my hope that we all are able to demonstrate our willingness and commitment to be life-long learners in an effort to rethink the way we celebrate and recognize American History. This is not to say we forget what we’ve been taught, but rather that we leave room for growth and reflection.

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Reflecting on the September Special Session

October 5, 2021

By now, over the last week, many of you have taken time to read about, talk through, and sometimes scream into the void (aka social media) about the legislature's votes last Monday and Tuesday to renew the governor’s declarations aka extending the governor's executive authority.

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New Laws Take Effect Oct. 1

September 28, 2021

Several new laws in Connecticut will take effect on Friday, October 1. These laws are a result of the legislature's work during the 2021 session in an effort to create a more stable, resilient, and productive state for everyone who lives here.

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Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September 17, 2021

This month, from September 15 through October 15, we observe Hispanic Heritage Month to celebrate, recognize and feature the countless achievements of many Hispanic Americans who have positively impacted and enriched our communities.

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Remembering Sept. 11 Two Decades Later

September 10, 2021

Saturday marks 20 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers, the Pentagon, and Flight 93 in Pennsylvania. September 11th remains one of the darkest and deadliest days in U.S. history. It's something that many of us will never forget.

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FDA Fully Approves Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine and more

August 27, 2021

Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted the Pfizer BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine full approval, becoming the first vaccine to receive complete authorization following a comprehensive review by the agency, using the extensive data provided as well as conducting their own analyses.

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