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Showing 4/25/2020 to 2/25/2020

COVID-19 deaths among CT nursing home residents doubles since mid-April

The number of elderly and disabled nursing homes residents who died after contracting COVID-19 doubled over a 10-day period... (Read more)

4 / 25 / 2020

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‘It’s not over ’til it’s over:’ Five things to know about hitting the COVID-19 peak

— Social distancing measures may have to stay in place into 2022   As New York, California and other... (Read more)

4 / 23 / 2020

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Connecticut’s COVID-19 death toll passes 1,000; first ‘rapid’ testing center opens in New Haven

The number of people in Connecticut who have died from coronavirus topped 1,000 Friday. “It’s a milestone tragic day,”... (Read more)

4 / 18 / 2020

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Lamont postpones presidential primary until Aug. 11

Gov. Ned Lamont signed an order Friday postponing Connecticut’s increasingly irrelevant presidential primary until Aug. 11, a decision that... (Read more)

4 / 17 / 2020

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Lamont gets bipartisan support from Fairfield County mayors on COVID-19 response

As Connecticut’s death toll from COVID-19 jumped by another 69 fatalities Tuesday, two Fairfield County mayors voiced strong bipartisan... (Read more)

4 / 15 / 2020

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Activists focus on healthcare, Green New Deal and affordable housing

NORWALK, Conn. — The Connecticut legislative session is on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic but a Fairfield County... (Read more)

4 / 14 / 2020

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NE governors promise to cautiously ease COVID-19 restrictions, form coalition

The Democratic governors of a half dozen northeastern states outlined a regional approach Monday to devising a plan for... (Read more)

4 / 13 / 2020

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Hospitalizations slow. Lamont now faces questions on restrictions.

Gov. Ned Lamont’s order extending the closure of schools, restaurants and many businesses until May 20 is generating the... (Read more)

4 / 10 / 2020

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Connecticut doctors brace for coronavirus surge

Steven Benaderet, a family doctor in Westport, left this practice this week to minister to COVID-19 patients at Bridgeport... (Read more)

4 / 10 / 2020

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Lamont to keep schools closed another month despite ‘glimmer of hope’ that social distancing is working

HARTFORD, Conn. — While the latest statistics from around Connecticut offer “slight glimmers of hope” that the coronavirus pandemic... (Read more)

4 / 9 / 2020

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Yale New Haven Health officials describe COVID-19 impact, other hospitals less forthcoming

Editor’s note: Nuvance Health, owner of Norwalk Hospital, declined Tuesday to provide NancyOnNorwalk the number of COVID-19 patients it’s... (Read more)

4 / 8 / 2020

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During pandemic, Lamont wants vote-by-mail option

Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday the best way to protect voters against COVID-19 during Connecticut’s postponed presidential primary on... (Read more)

4 / 8 / 2020

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Himes: COVID-19 leaves Fairfield County ‘one step ahead of the tiger’

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Jim Himes, the laid back congressman representing Fairfield County, a coronavirus hot spot, has been... (Read more)

4 / 7 / 2020

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COVID-19 will alter daily life in Connecticut for months; peak expected in 2.5 weeks

HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut officials are bracing themselves for a peak in coronavirus cases to hit Fairfield County in... (Read more)

4 / 4 / 2020

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COVID-19: Deaths continue, ‘less infections’

NORWALK, Conn. — The latest COVID-19 numbers show more deaths in Norwalk. “Since yesterday, there are 15 new positive... (Read more)

4 / 3 / 2020

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An infant has died from COVID-19 in CT; state turns gymnasiums into mobile field hospitals

Connecticut began what’s expected to be its worst month of illness, death, and hospitalizations from the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic... (Read more)

4 / 1 / 2020

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COVID-19 cases soaring, state, hospitals, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reviewing CT sites for overflow patients

The spread of coronavirus continued to accelerate in Connecticut Monday with an additional 578 confirmed COVID-19 cases reported in... (Read more)

3 / 30 / 2020

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CT Dems explain federal stimulus package

Details about the $2 trillion federal stimulus package making its way through Congress were offered Thursday by Connecticut legislators.... (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2020

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COVID-19: Call a ‘warm line;’ stop meeting with more than four people

NORWALK, Conn. — COVID-19 updates: Another 10 cases A startling headline Wheels2U stops rolling ‘Warm lines’ Lamont’s latest (Read more)

3 / 27 / 2020

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COVID-19: Shelter in place, but go for a walk and maybe go fishing

NORWALK, Conn. — The latest COVID-19 updates: 18 more Norwalk positive cases Norwalk Library adds to online services Lamont... (Read more)

3 / 25 / 2020

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Lamont defines ‘essential’ businesses that can remain in operation after Monday

Gov. Ned Lamont clarified his work ban on non-essential services late Sunday, carving out dozens of exemptions centered on... (Read more)

3 / 23 / 2020

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Lamont: ‘Stay Safe, Stay Home’

NORWALK, Conn. — “Non-essential” businesses statewide have been ordered to “prohibit all in-person functions” if they can, by 8... (Read more)

3 / 20 / 2020

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Lamont issues further orders, announces more COVID-19 fatalities

NORWALK, Conn. – The Connecticut death tally due to COVID-19 is now three, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday. “Those... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2020

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COVID-19: Closing doors, a reprieve from school assessments, more coronavirus tests coming and primary postponed

NORWALK, Conn. — The latest COVID-19 updates: Rilling orders spas, salons and barber shops to close State seeks federal... (Read more)

3 / 19 / 2020

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Lamont orders restaurants, bars to close doors, Norwalk offers assistance

HARTFORD, Conn. – Restaurants and bars in the tri-state area have been ordered to move to take-out and delivery... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2020

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COVID-19: Six more CT victims, hope for hand sanitizer

NORWALK, Conn. — The latest on COVID-19: Six more COVID-19 cases in Connecticut What about hand sanitizer? Lamont provides... (Read more)

3 / 16 / 2020

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NPS closing schools due to COVID19; City Hall scaling back

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk Public Schools will be closed for two weeks, beginning Monday. On the same day, City... (Read more)

3 / 12 / 2020

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Connecticut’s 3rd COVID-19 case was contracted locally

An elderly New Canaan man was confirmed Wednesday as the third coronavirus patient in Connecticut and the first assumed... (Read more)

3 / 12 / 2020

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Five things to know about coronavirus and what state is doing to prepare

With federal officials warning there will be a rapid spread of the coronavirus in the U.S., there were heightened... (Read more)

2 / 27 / 2020

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Lawmakers advanced a bill barring new religious exemptions to vaccines. Here’s what it would do.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Amid pushback from Republicans and thousands of outraged parents, the legislature’s Public Health Committee voted Monday... (Read more)

2 / 25 / 2020

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