State Senator Tony Hwang will moderate a “CT Covid-19 Informational Update on Nursing Homes” on Facebook Live today, June 4, at 7 p.m.. To view the session on Facebook click here.

 Hwang will be joined by experts in the field of senior services and advocacy including State Senator Kevin Kelly, CGA Aging & Insurance Committee, Nora Duncan, CT AARP, Marie Allen, SW CT Agency on Aging (SWCAA), Penny Young, Aging Advocate.

An invitation has been extended to Deidre Gifford, Interim Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Public Health

Covid-19 has taken an incredible toll on Connecticut’s older residents. Tune in to receive a status report on the issues being addressed and a forecast for what will improve going forward given the current statistical trend of infection inside and outside of these long term care facilities.

“Being a notably at-risk population, these vulnerable residents have been incredibly isolated from family, friends and public in general. To make matters worse, nursing homes have become a dangerous and deadly environment due to the fast and wide spreading impact of the virus and reinforced a sense of urgency toward finding solutions, ” Hwang stated in a press release promoting today’s meeting.

Staff will be monitoring and recording the Facebook feed, so feel free to comment and/or email questions in advance of the meeting with your name and contact information to or visit

LEGAL NOTICE:  This meeting will be recorded and subject to state freedom of information (FOI) guidelines.  Certain communications or records received by or sent from this electronic mail account may be subject to public disclosure pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act, Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-200 et seq.

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