I am excited to see our state taking a gradual approach to reopening in order to protect our most vulnerable peers. That's why it is crucial that this is done safely and deliberately. Next Wednesday, June 17, the second phase is set to begin and like most of you, I am looking forward to bringing a sense of normalcy to our daily lives.
George Floyd's killing in Minneapolis has shaken the country to its core. We have been forced to face facts that make us uncomfortable, and deal with truths that contradict the myth that racism is a problem from history books. Over the last few days, many of you have reached out to me highlighting the urgency we all feel in eradicating state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism in our own communities.
Time is running out as Access Health CT deadlines approach for residents that lost health insurance due to job loss. People can enroll any time within 60 days of losing their job, but the deadline to enroll is approaching fast for those who lost their health insurance in early April.
I hope everyone is enjoying the nicer weather but still ensuring that they keep important social distancing and hygiene measures in place. This weekend looks like it will be great, and I hope you have the opportunity to get outside and take advantage of it.
I am pleased to share this update with you as Connecticut finally starts to turn the corner with brighter days ahead! And whatever your plans for this weekend, please be safe and continue to follow all the necessary precautions for you and your family.