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HARTFORD ANNOUNCES OPENING OF CVS HEALTH COVID-19 RAPID TESTING SITE

HARTFORD ANNOUNCES OPENING OF CVS HEALTH COVID-19 RAPID TESTING SITE

HARTFORD, CONN (May 29, 2020) –Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin and Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) announced the opening of a rapid testing site at the Samuel V. Arroyo Recreation Center in Hartford.  The testing site, located at 30 Pope Park Drivein Hartford, will be open to the public by appointment at no cost. Licensed health care providers from MinuteClinic, the retail medical clinic of CVS Health, supported by CVS Pharmacy colleagues, will staff the testing operation.Patients will need to pre-register in advance by calling Hartford 311 at 860-757-9311, Monday – Friday 8 AM – 5 PM, to schedule a same-day time slot for testing. Testing is conducted inside the building; a personal vehicle is not required and results will be provided on-the-spot.  

“This is the second rapid testing site in Connecticut, and it will be an important part of the testing toolbox as our city and region move towards a responsible reopening,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “This is also the fourth CVS Health testing site in Hartford, and we are very grateful for CVS Health for their commitment to expanding testing in our community.  We’re proud to support this testing site by taking appointments directly through Hartford 311, which we hope will give residents even easier access to these tests.  We need to embrace testing as a regular part of life for the foreseeable future, and sites like this one will make it quick, easy, and safe for every resident.” 

“CVS and Aetna choosing Hartford as one of several  sites nationwide to be a community testing center is great news for broadening access to testing. Testing is key to overcoming this pandemic, especially in communities of color that have been hard hit. This is a significant step forward in addressing these disparities and stopping the spread of COVID-19,” said Larson.

“Working with partners like the City of Hartford is an important part of our comprehensive strategy to increase access to COVID-19 testing,” said David Casey, Chief Diversity Officer, CVS Health.  “This joint effort allows us to tap into the network of a trusted leaders like Mayor Bronin and Congressman Larson whose strong community ties help us to further expand testing in areas of greatest need.”

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HARTFORD ANUNCIA LA APERTURA DEL SITIO DE PRUEBAS RÁPIDAS DE CVS HEALTH COVID-19

HARTFORD, CONN (29 de mayo del 2020) - El Alcalde de Hartford, Luke Bronin, y el Representante John B. Larson (CT-01) anunciaron hoy la apertura de un sitio de pruebas rápidas en el Centro de Recreación Samuel V. Arroyo en Hartford.  El sitio de prueba, ubicado en 30 Pope Park Drive en Hartford, estará abierto al público con cita sin costo.  Los proveedores de atención médica con licencia de MinuteClinic, la clínica médica minorista de CVS Health, con el apoyo de colegas de CVS Pharmacy, se encargarán de la operación de prueba.  Los pacientes deberán registrarse previamente con anticipación llamando a Hartford 311 al 860-757-9311,
lunes – viernes 8 AM – 5 PM, para programar una cita el mismo día para la prueba.  Las pruebas se realizan dentro del edificio;  no se requiere un vehículo personal y los resultados se proporcionarán en el acto.

"Este es el segundo sitio de pruebas rápidas en Connecticut, y será una parte importante de la caja de herramientas de pruebas a medida que nuestra Ciudad y región avancen hacia una reapertura responsable", dijo el Alcalde Luke Bronin.  “Este es también el cuarto sitio de pruebas de CVS Health en Hartford, y estamos muy agradecidos con CVS Health por su compromiso de expandir las pruebas en nuestra comunidad.  Nos enorgullece apoyar este sitio de pruebas al tomar citas directamente a través de Hartford 311, que esperamos les brinde a los residentes un acceso aún más fácil a estas pruebas.  Necesitamos aceptar las pruebas como una parte regular de la vida en el futuro previsible, y sitios como este lo harán rápido, fácil y seguro para cada residente ”.

“CVS y Aetna eligieron a Hartford como uno de varios sitios en todo el país para ser un centro de pruebas comunitarias es una gran noticia para ampliar el acceso a las pruebas.  Las pruebas son clave para superar esta pandemia, especialmente en comunidades de color que han sido duramente afectadas.  Este es un importante paso adelante para abordar estas disparidades y detener la propagación de COVID-19 ”, dijo Larson.

"Trabajar con socios como la Ciudad de Hartford es una parte importante de nuestra estrategia integral para aumentar el acceso a las pruebas COVID-19", dijo David Casey, Director de Diversidad de CVS Health.  "Este esfuerzo conjunto nos permite aprovechar la red de líderes confiables como el Alcalde Bronin y el Congresista Larson, cuyos fuertes lazos comunitarios nos ayudan a ampliar aún más las pruebas en las áreas de mayor necesidad".

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#COUNTHARTFORD SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE TO PROMOTE CENSUS WITH $1,000 GRAND PRIZE

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#COUNTHARTFORD SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGE TO PROMOTE CENSUS WITH $1,000 GRAND PRIZE

HARTFORD, CONN (May 26, 2020) – Today Mayor Luke Bronin announced the #CountHartford social media challenge, a competition for City residents to create sixty second videos that include key census messages.  To enter the competition, residents must post a video not longer than 60 seconds to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or TikTok that includes the three key messages about the census listed below and email the link(s) toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The person whose video gets the most “likes” across platforms by midnight on Sunday, June 14, 2020, will win a $1,000 gift card to the Hartford store of their choice.  The second place winner will get a $500 gift card and the third place winner will get a $250 gift card. This contest is open to Hartford residents only, and individuals can only win one of the prizes. 

“Filling out the census is safe, quick, and easy for everyone, and it’s crucial that Hartford gets counted,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “We need to make sure everyone knows how important the census is, and the best resource we have to get the word out is the creativity and energy of our residents.  You can submit a song, dance, skit, or anything else that includes the basic facts about the census for a chance to earn the grand prize.  The census determines whether we get the funding we need and the political representation we deserve, and too often, Hartford gets undercounted and ignored.  It’s up to us to make sure we get counted, and we hope this competition gets more residents engaged to help spread the word.”

Videos must include the three messages below, but residents can use their own words:

1. Filling out the census is completely safe and secure, no matter who you are.  

2. Filling out the census will help our community get the funding we need for things like healthcare and education.

3. Filling out the census is easy by mail, by phone, or online at My2020Census.gov – and you do not need a special code, just your address. 

Eligibility

This contest is open to Hartford residents only, and individuals can only win one of the prizes.  The City must be able to verify the number of “likes” on each post by viewing each post; screenshots of the number of “likes” will not be accepted.

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#COUNTHARTFORD RETO EN REDES SOCIALES  PARA PROMOVER EL CENSO CON PREMIO DE $1,000

HARTFORD, CONN (26 de mayo del 2020)- Hoy, el Alcalde Luke Bronin anunció el desafío de redes sociales #CountHartford, una competencia para que los residentes de la Ciudad creen videos de sesenta segundos que incluyan mensajes clave del censo. Para participar en la competencia, los residentes deben publicar un video de no más de 60 segundos en Facebook, Twitter, Instagram o TikTok que incluya los tres mensajes clave sobre el censo que se enumeran a continuación y enviar los enlaces aThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. La persona cuyo video obtenga la mayor cantidad de "me gusta" en las plataformas antes de la medianoche del domingo 14 de junio del 2020, ganará una tarjeta de regalo de $1,000 para la tienda Hartford de su elección. El ganador del segundo lugar recibirá una tarjeta de regalo de $500 y el ganador del tercer lugar recibirá una tarjeta de regalo de $250. Este concurso está abierto solo para residentes de Hartford, y las personas solo pueden ganar uno de los premios.

"Completar el censo es seguro, rápido y fácil para todos, y es crucial que se cuente a Hartford", dijo el Alcalde Luke Bronin. “Necesitamos asegurarnos de que todos sepan lo importante que es el censo, y el mejor recurso que tenemos para correr la voz es la creatividad y la energía de nuestros residentes. Puede enviar una canción, baile, parodia o cualquier otra cosa que incluya los datos básicos sobre el censo para tener la oportunidad de ganar el gran premio. El censo determina si obtenemos los fondos que necesitamos y la representación política que merecemos, y con demasiada frecuencia, Hartford es contado e ignorado. Depende de nosotros asegurarnos de que se nos cuente, y esperamos que esta competencia haga que más residentes participen para ayudar a correr la voz ".

Los videos deben incluir los tres mensajes a continuación, pero los residentes pueden usar sus propias palabras:

1. Completar el censo es seguro, sin importar quién sea usted.

2. Completar el censo ayudará a nuestra comunidad a obtener los fondos que necesitamos para cosas como atención médica y educación.

3. Completar el censo es fácil por correo, por teléfono o en línea en My2020Census.gov, y no necesita un código especial, solo su dirección.

Elegibilidad

Este concurso está abierto solo para residentes de Hartford, y las personas solo pueden ganar uno de los premios. La Ciudad debe poder verificar el número de "me gusta" en cada publicación al ver cada publicación; no se aceptarán capturas de pantalla del número de "me gusta".

 

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HARTFORD ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL EARTH WEEK TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY

HARTFORD ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL EARTH WEEK TO CELEBRATE 50THANNIVERSARY OF EARTH DAY

 

HARTFORD, CONN (April 20, 2020) –Beginning this Wednesday, the 50thAnniversary of Earth Day, the City of Hartford’s Office of Sustainability will launch Earth Day 50 Hartford, a week-long series of environmental webinars in partnership with more than a dozen local community organizations.  Residents and organizations from across Hartford will come together for more than twenty free webinars with environmental leaders, researchers, and organizers focusing on local and global environmental issues, including air quality, sustainable food systems, clean energy, and forest conversation.  The full list of events is availablehere.

 

“Over the last four years, we have made building a cleaner, greener community a priority and worked to make Hartford a leader when it comes to climate stewardship and responsibility,” said Mayor Luke Bronin.  “This week, our sustainability office has organized an incredible series of programs to celebrate, educate, inform and inspire our community during Earth Week.  The coronavirus pandemic should reinforce the critical importance of listening to the experts, respecting the data, and investing in solutions and resiliency up-front -- and that applies just as much to the climate crisis as it does to the coronavirus.  I want to thank Shubhada Kambli and Grace Yi in our Office of Sustainability as well as our AmeriCorps Vista Kathryn Fiducia, Jeff Devereux at Breakfast Lunch and Dinner, and Rose Rodriguez at Trinity College for putting together such a rich program for our Virtual Earth Week.”

 

“The coronavirus pandemic highlights the need for thoughtful public policy that protects residents now and well in the future,” said Shubhada Kambli, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Hartford.  “Clean air, clean water, safe and accessible food choices, energy efficient homes, and greener jobs matter more now than ever before, and we are proud to highlight the work being done in Hartford and Connecticut to build a greener future.  We would like to thank all of the organizations and speakers for their time and effort to put together Earth Day 50 Hartford.”

Participating organizations include: Breakfast Lunch and Dinner, Blue Earth Compost, BiCi Co, City of Hartford Energy Improvement District Board, CT Green Bank, Ebony Horsewomen, Greater Hartford Arts Council, Hartford Public Library, Keney Park Sustainability Project, Keney Park Sustainability Project, Immanuel Church, Green Eco Warriors, KNOX, Hartford Food System and Hartford Food Policy Commission, PosiGen Solar, Trinity College, and Toivo.

 

About the City of Hartford’s Office of Sustainability

Since May 2017, the City of Hartford has been ramping up implementation of environmental projects through the grant-funded Office of Sustainability. The Office manages and contributes to projects related to the City’s Climate Action Plan, which was adopted by the City Council in January 2018. The City was also recently recognized as a top 25 “City to Watch” in the US by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. The City was also awarded Silver-level Certification by Sustainable CT and a 2018 Sustainability Award by the Central Regional Council of Governments. Silver status is the highest available award level; just five communities received it during our award year.

 

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