End of Legislative Session Update – June 2021

Hello from your friendly Government Relations Chair! Even as COVID-19 was still being addressed, the state legislature was meeting and both myself and our lobbyist were kept active in responding to member questions/concerns and addressing bills that impact the massage industry. In summary: HB6657: An Act Concerning

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Update from Government Relations

Hi members! We have some clarification from DPH, so here it goes: Other than indoor facemasks/face coverings for non-vaccinated people (‘vaccinated’ means at least 2 weeks post-J&J shot or second Pfizer/Moderna shots), May 19th lifts the COVID-based restrictions. What does this mean specifically for massage therapists in

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AMTA-CT Chapter Election Results 2021

We are pleased to announce this year’s election results. First of all we thank Melissa Glassman for her service as the Online Elections Coordinator. Board Positions – 2 year terms 2021-2023 Board Member  – Jodi Wolf Financial Administrator – Yvette Law   2021  Board of Directors, Chairs

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2021 AMTA-CT Chapter Sports Achiever – Tama Mackay

Tama is a massage therapist who has been goal-oriented and singularly focused on achieving that goal. Since the time she graduated from massage school, she focused on education and techniques that would help her to achieve her goal, including myofascial release, cupping, kinesiotaping, orthopedic massage, Graston(R) techniques,

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2021 Distinguished Service Award – Nikki Arel

Nikki Arel is a “Power-House” and a valuable asset to the Connecticut Chapter and AMTA.   She started her AMTA journey over 15 years ago, after graduating from The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT).  If you have been to a chapter meeting or event, chances are you

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2021 AMTA-CT Chapter Meritorious – Becca Torns-Barker

Meritorious is the highest award of the chapter that is decided by a committee to recognize someone that has gone above and beyond the call of duty to promote the AMTA and CT chapter, massage therapy, and the profession in general. The chapter is honored to announce Becca

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State of CT Update from Governor March 15, 2021

Hello, Members! This is just a quick update from your friendly Government Relations Chair. Announced on Monday, 15 March 2021, Governor Lamont is accelerating the vaccine roll-out in Connecticut. THIS Friday, 19 March, will open the 45-54 age group cohort. The anticipated opening for the 16-44 age

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COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Hello Members. Please see below for an update from Governor Lamont (Connecticut), and the Department of Public Health relative to vaccination prioritization.  The information was released today, Monday, February 22, 2021. Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines will be AGE-BASED going forward (except with respect to educators). Beginning March

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