Governor Declares Public Health, Civil Preparedness EmergenciesMarch 10, 2020
Governor Ned Lamont today declared a public health emergency and a civil preparedness emergency in response to Coronavirus (COVID-19).
The declarations will allow the Governor and state agencies to more quickly expand the state's sample collection and testing capabilities for the virus. The Connecticut Insurance Department has been instructed to notify travel insurance companies about the emergency declarations and will monitor those firms for compliance with the terms of their policies. In addition, the emergency triggers the state's laws against price gouging to protect consumers from unscrupulous merchants.