Coronavirus Hartford

Gov. Ned Lamont speaks at Foodshare in Bloomfield
Aaron Kupec/WTIC File Photo
June 26, 2020 - 9:24 am
Connecticut officials on Thursday unveiled plans to have students in grades K-12 return to their classrooms this fall, but with safety measures that range from mandatory face masks for students and teachers to the recommended “cohorting” of students with one teacher to reduce the potential spread...
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FILE- In this Thursday, March 19, 2020, file photo, a pedestrian walks past a storefront for rent on Madison Avenue, in New York. The coronavirus has had an impact on the commercial real estate markets. AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
June 24, 2020 - 11:56 am
NEW YORK (AP) — New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday. “We now have to make sure the rates continue to drop," Cuomo said. “We also have to make sure the virus doesn’t come...
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Credit: Emily Archacki/ WTIC
June 23, 2020 - 1:44 pm
The Connecticut Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday partially reopened four of its branches to begin offering in-person licensing and new vehicle registration services by appointment only, the latest in a series of steps toward resuming operations at one of the state's busiest agencies.
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COVID-19 trends 6/22/20
Dave Mager
June 22, 2020 - 7:52 pm
Two months ago today, COVID-19 hospitalizations in Connecticut peaked at almost 2,000. They're down to 130. In looking to maintain that progress, Gov. Ned Lamont is working with New York and New Jersey on the possibility of ordering visitors to self-quarantine for 14 days. He sites a spike in cases...
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Messages at a Memorial for Nursing Home Workers, Bushnell Park, Hartford, 6/18/20
Dave Mager, WTIC News
Dave Mager
June 18, 2020 - 8:23 pm
"The virus is much more serious than anyone is giving it credit for." Tanya Beckford learned the hard way. A certified nursing assistant (CNA), she's been desperately ill with COVID-19 for months. Finally on her feet, she spoke Thursday at a Bushnell Park memorial service organized by her union,...
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Gov. Ned Lamont holds news conference in his office, 2/19/20
Aaron Kupec/WTIC Radio photo
June 17, 2020 - 8:09 am
A bipartisan coalition of state lawmakers gave Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont a list of issues Tuesday to be reviewed in an upcoming, independent third-party investigation into the preparation and response to the coronavirus inside nursing homes and assisted living centers.
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WTICAM: On-Demand
June 13, 2020 - 1:15 am
Three months since the shutdown: Noted Yale epidemiologist Dr. Albert Ko, former co-chair of the governor's now-retired Reopen CT Advisory Group, talks to WTIC's Dave Mager about the spike in COVID-19 cases in the South and West, and his concerns about public complacency in Connecticut. He says in...