Connecticut Man Tells Police He Has Coronavirus — Then Spits at Them

A Milford man, Stephen McCarthy, 27, of Meadowside Road is accused of spitting on police officers and telling them he had the coronavirus, police said. On April 30, police responded to a local home on a breach of peace incident involving roommates, police said. “Investigation led to the arrest of McCarthy who is accused of […]

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This is How Connecticut Will Reopen The Economy

Governor Lamont presented an approach his administration is considering to reopen Connecticut’s economy in phases beginning May 20, 2020. Here are several slides from his presentation today. To watch the full video of the governor’s news briefing, click here. Subscribe to The Connecticut Roundup Follow the Roundup, along with over 125,000 other subscribers!

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You Can Now File For Unemployment if You’re Self-Employed in Connecticut

Gig workers, independent contractors, freelancers and self-employed workers who lost their income due to the coronavirus may now qualify for unemployment insurance starting April 30, thanks to expanded benefits included in the $2 trillion coronavirus relief package.  The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act allows self-employed individuals and independent contractors, who are normally […]

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Connecticut Releases Unemployment Claim Data by Age, Industry, Gender, and Town to The Public

The Connecticut Department of Labor launched a website containing spreadsheets that breaks down information on people who have filed for unemployment in the state by age, industry, gender, and town. The public release of the information will provide a valuable insight to municipal and state governments for planning and budgeting purposes, and for developing responsible strategies for […]

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‘It Doesn’t Have to be This Way,’ Bristol Assisting Living Owner Says of Coronavirus Deaths in Nursing Homes

A report from McKnight’s Senior Living — a national media company serving senior living and independent living owners says Tyson Belanger of Bristol — owner of Shady Oaks’ assisted living that his parents built 44 years ago — where 11 of his relatives, including his two grandmothers, have lived — thinks he has the solution to […]

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National Guard to Inspect Connecticut Nursing Homes

About 40 members of the Connecticut National Guard and Army Reserves will act as “the eyes and ears” of the DPH during the inspections and also provide education to staff on the proper use of personal protective equipment, said Capt. David Pitlik, spokesman for the Guard. DPH Director of Communications Av Harris said Monday that […]

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Virtual Activities for Families in Connecticut

As the weeks of keeping our families safe at home continue, parents are looking for virtual activities to engage, teach, and add some structure to their kids’ day.  Many popular Connecticut attractions are now offering a wide array of virtual experiences from live animal webcams, to arts and crafts classes, science demonstrations, yoga classes for […]

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