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Stories tagged COVID-19

Showing 7/4/2022 to 7/25/2021

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Should you get a COVID-19 booster shot now or wait until fall? Two immunologists help weigh the options

While COVID-19 vaccines continue to be highly effective at preventing hospitalization and death, it has become clear that the... (Read more)

7 / 4 / 2022

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Norwalk teachers union President calls survey results ‘troubling’

NORWALK, Conn. – Most Norwalk teachers feel they’re regarded as “replaceable,” Norwalk Federation of Teachers President Mary Yordon said.... (Read more)

6 / 16 / 2022

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SoNo mixed use development sale noted; help City track COVID results

DPW will take mattresses NORWALK, Conn. — Some Norwalk announcements for you: F.D. Rich’ success with South Norwalk development... (Read more)

4 / 9 / 2022

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CDC, Norwalk Partnership, paint grim picture of teen mental health during pandemic

NORWALK, Conn. — Newly released data measuring the effects of the pandemic on the mental health of America’s youth... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2022

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Norwalk BoE switching to ‘masks optional’ policy

NORWALK, Conn. – Norwalk Public Schools is instituting a “masks optional” policy for its buildings, beginning early next week.... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2022

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Rilling lifts mask mandate

NORWALK, Conn. – Mayor Harry Rilling is lifting Norwalk’s mask mandate as of midnight today, Thursday, Feb. 24. “After... (Read more)

2 / 24 / 2022

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Norwalk BoE urged to drop mask mandate

NORWALK, Conn. — A storm of public speakers at Tuesday’s Norwalk Board of Education meeting, most arguing against continuing... (Read more)

2 / 17 / 2022

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It’s time to drop the schools’ mandate and opt for mask choice

It has been said that universal masking is optimal, a kind of “gold standard.” And yet, I’m sure many... (Read more)

2 / 15 / 2022

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COVID safety tools: More good news to help save your life

As Omicron spreads throughout our county and state, credible information about the use and type of masks exists that... (Read more)

1 / 7 / 2022

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Norwalk to hand out COVID-19 tests, masks; Vets Park testing called a ‘challenge’

NORWALK, Conn. — The City is planning to distribute free rapid at-home COVID-19 tests to residents at 6 p.m.... (Read more)

1 / 4 / 2022

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You deserve the right to know other measures to protect your family from COVID-19

As the New Year approaches and we encounter yet another winter facing COVID transmission spikes, I want to offer... (Read more)

12 / 31 / 2021

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‘Airtight agreement’ to get COVID-19 tests to CT falls apart

Lamont blames ‘misrepresentation’ for mix-up A promised order of 1.5 million COVID-19 home test kits that was supposed to... (Read more)

12 / 30 / 2021

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A Norwalk photo #128

NORWALK, Conn. – These cars were sitting Tuesday on Quintard Avenue because their drivers were lined up to get... (Read more)

12 / 29 / 2021

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Anti-vaccination folks neglect to consider health care workers

It’s clear that there are breakthrough infections for people fully vaccinated and boosted but what’s also very clear is... (Read more)

12 / 28 / 2021

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How effective are vaccines against omicron? An epidemiologist answers 6 questions

The pandemic has brought many tricky terms and ideas from epidemiology into everyone’s lives. Two particularly complicated concepts are... (Read more)

12 / 28 / 2021

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Rilling reinstates mask mandate

NORWALK, Conn. — The Omicron variant is prompting an unhappy holiday gift for your stockings: Norwalk’s mask mandate has... (Read more)

12 / 24 / 2021

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Rilling lifts mask mandate; advisory in place

Masks still required in City Hall NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling has lifted the Norwalk mask mandate, except... (Read more)

11 / 5 / 2021

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Bysiewicz comes to Norwalk to laud city’s COVID-19 response, advocate for extending Governor’s emergency powers

NORWALK, Conn. — Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz visited Norwalk on Tuesday to thank Mayor Harry Rilling and Norwalk Public... (Read more)

9 / 22 / 2021

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NPS considers ‘cost neutral’ plan to alleviate traffic gridlock

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools’ leadership is proposing that NPS elementary students go to school earlier and middle... (Read more)

9 / 14 / 2021

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Norwalk municipal employees and teachers ordered to get vaxxed or tested

NORWALK, Conn. — All City and Norwalk Public Schools employees are now required to either show proof of vaccination... (Read more)

8 / 20 / 2021

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Lamont continues COVID-19 mask mandate in the schools

COVID test positivity rate up to 4.25%; No word yet on booster shots With infections increasing, Gov. Ned Lamont... (Read more)

8 / 17 / 2021

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Rilling: ‘We don’t want to get to 5%’

NORWALK, Conn. — Some question why Mayor Harry Rilling issued a mask mandate this week, when the test positivity... (Read more)

8 / 15 / 2021

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A response to Jonathan Riddle

I’d like to credit Mr. Jonathan Riddle, our city’s Republican candidate for Mayor, for his op-ed the other day.... (Read more)

8 / 14 / 2021

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Rilling mandates masks for everyone visiting public indoor settings in Norwalk

NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling has issued an order requiring everyone – vaccinated or not – to wear... (Read more)

8 / 11 / 2021

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Why refusing the COVID-19 vaccine isn’t just immoral – it’s ‘un-American’

  Decades ago I helped organize a conference that brought together vaccine skeptics and public health officials. The debate... (Read more)

8 / 11 / 2021

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What are COVID-19 variants and how can you stay safe as they spread? A doctor answers 5 questions

With the delta variant making up over 93% of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. at the end of July... (Read more)

8 / 11 / 2021

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Rilling: Best to wear a mask

State issues health alert: Fairfield County is in ‘substantial transmission’ category NORWALK, Conn. — Mayor Harry Rilling has reinstated... (Read more)

7 / 30 / 2021

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Restaurant owner closes Fairfield location after struggling to find workers, blames extended unemployment benefits

After eight months of trying to hire staff, the owner of the small sandwich and burger joint Blue Cactus Grill closed... (Read more)

7 / 29 / 2021

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Should fully immunized people wear masks indoors? An infectious disease physician weighs in

With the highly infectious delta coronavirus variant spreading at an alarming rate, the World Health Organization in late June... (Read more)

7 / 27 / 2021

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We need to act now to make sure more people are vaccinated this fall

It has been more than two months since the State of Connecticut lifted virtually all mandates related to the... (Read more)

7 / 25 / 2021

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