Connecticut COVID-19 Update

By Travis Boyer - New numbers released Friday shows there are 719,327 confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases in Connecticut. 14,889,816 molecular and antigen tests have been reported to date and 290 patients currently are hospitalized with COVID-19 in Connecticut. Of the 290 patients currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19, 142 are not fully vaccinated. The highest … Continue reading Connecticut COVID-19 Update

Worcester Board Of Health To Vote Again On Mask Mandate

By Theresa Diaz - Earlier this week the city of Worcester Board of Health voted to lift the mask mandate in public spaces in the city. On Friday, the City Managers office sent out a statement that the Board of Health would need to vote again on lifting the mask mandate on February 18. A … Continue reading Worcester Board Of Health To Vote Again On Mask Mandate

3 Players From Team USA Men’s Hockey Off The Ice With Coronavirus

By Tiffany Williams - The U.S. men’s hockey team had their first pre-Olympic practice in Beijing but not every player on the team was on the ice. Three members of the team, Defenseman Jake Sanderson, Defenseman Steven Kampfer and forward Andy Miele have tested positive for the coronavirus. Sanderson is still in Los Angeles while … Continue reading 3 Players From Team USA Men’s Hockey Off The Ice With Coronavirus

Connecticut Distributed Another 500,000 COVID Self Test Kits

By Barbara Adams - Governor Ned Lamont announced Saturday that the State of Connecticut this week has distributed 500,000 COVID-19 self-tests to partner organizations, bringing the total amount it has delivered so far this month to 3.6 million. The state is working to procure the self-tests from vendors and distribute them in bulk to partner … Continue reading Connecticut Distributed Another 500,000 COVID Self Test Kits

College of the Holy Cross Suspending Spectator Attendance At All Games

By Tiffany Williams - More and colleges and universities across the country are suspending their athletic programs or spectator attendance because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and the effects of the Omicron variant. On Thursday, the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester announced, "In the interest of health and safety of the campus community, … Continue reading College of the Holy Cross Suspending Spectator Attendance At All Games

University Of Connecticut To Begin Spring Semester Online

By Kyla Brewer - Amid concerns about rising COVID-19 cases and the spread of the omicron variant, students at the University of Connecticut will not be returning to class for the spring semester. Instead, spring semester classes will be online. The school says that the first two weeks of classes will be online and campus … Continue reading University Of Connecticut To Begin Spring Semester Online

A 9th Member Of Congress Tests Positive For COVID-19

By Eleanor Flynt – Another member of Congress on Thursday announced that they have tested positive for COVID-19. U.S. Senator Chris Coons of Delaware, in a statement that said he was getting tested regularly and received the "bad news" Wednesday night. "I have minimal symptoms so far and am optimistic I will recover well after … Continue reading A 9th Member Of Congress Tests Positive For COVID-19

Eight Members Of Congress Now Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

By Eleanor Flynt - Seven members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19 over the past couple of days and now, another member of the U.S. House of Representatives has tested positive and he's saying "America is in a new phase of this pandemic. No one is immune," House Majority Whip James Clyburn who tweeted … Continue reading Eight Members Of Congress Now Have Tested Positive For COVID-19

Students Athletes Across Connecticut To Mask Up Starting Friday

By Tiffany Williams - In Connecticut, the Department of Public Health is upgrading its guidance for local athletic events. Wednesday night DPH announced that because of the number of coronavirus cases in Connecticut, all athletes, coaches, and officials wear face coverings at indoor sporting events, regardless of their vaccination status. Initially, DPH recommended that fully … Continue reading Students Athletes Across Connecticut To Mask Up Starting Friday