Governor Lamont clarifies order requiring state employees, daycares and school personnel to be vaccinated or tested for COVID-19
(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today issued Executive Order No. 13G, which replaces and clarifies his previous Executive Order No. 13D. The ordinance does not change the substance or timelines of the previous ordinance and still requires that all employees in the state of Connecticut and staff at all daycares and preschools in the state receive at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by September 27, 2021. Those who do not get the vaccine due to certain exemptions will need to be tested for COVID-19 every week. However, employees of public hospitals and long-term care do not have the opportunity to undergo testing instead of vaccination.
Executive Decree No. 13G specifies that employees of public hospitals and long-term care include any person employed by or providing services in the following establishments:
- Albert J. Solnit Center South
- Whiting Forensic Hospital
- John Dempsey Hospital
- Connecticut Valley Hospital
- Facilities of the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services
The decree applies to all state employees and contract workers who regularly visit these hospitals or long-term care facilities as defined in Executive Decree No. 13F.
In addition, the ordinance also clarifies the obligation of contractors to verify the vaccination and screening status of workers they supply to state agencies, school boards or daycare centers.
**To download: Executive decree of Governor Lamont n ° 13G