Day 8: Coronavirus in CT

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The Laurel is chronicling the major news concerning coronavirus in Connecticut. Follow along as the coverage continues, one day at a time. Connect with us on Twitter, @TheLaurelCT.

Here are the major news updates from today:

  • As of today, the number of deaths in Connecticut due to COVID-19 reached 10.
  • Governor Lamont ordered schools to remain closed through April 20. This was changed from March 31.
  • Businesses and nonprofits considered essential during this time have been enumerated by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) here.
  • At a press conference this afternoon, Gov. Lamont again urged people to practice social distancing even while outside at state parks and beaches.
  • The Partnership for CT will distribute more than 60,000 laptops for high school students in the state’s 33 lowest-performing districts, according to the CT Mirror.
  • Last Friday, Gov. Lamont asked the private sector to help supply the state with personal protective equipment (PPE). The state’s request for PPE can be found here.
  • Access Health CT added a special enrollment period for those uninsured that began March 19 and continues until April 2. Coverage begins April 1.

Positive COVID19 tests to date: 415

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