Connecticut Governor Orders Long-Term Care Facility Staff To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Angie Szumlinski Announcements

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that in an effort to protect some of the most vulnerable residents of Connecticut from the impact of COVID-19, he has directed an executive order be issued to require employees of all long-term care facilities in the state to be vaccinated against the virus.

Executive Order No. 13B, which was filed today and takes effect immediately, requires staff from these facilities to receive at least their first dose of the vaccines no later than September 7, 2021. Failure of a long-term care facility to comply with the order will subject the facility to a $20,000 civil penalty per day.