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POLITICO Playbook: Trump backs off tri-state quarantine THE DECISION to back off of a federal quarantine comes after governors in the tri-state region appeared blindsided by the potential policy shift and said they hadn't been consulted. The move would have also been a dramatic escalation of executive power.

US extends social distancing to April 30 in hopes of avoiding 100,000 coronavirus deaths Social distancing guidelines that have shut down cites across the US have been extended to April 30 as a top US health official warns that 100,000 or more people could die in the US from the novel coronavirus.

FEMA Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Conn. COVID-19 Response Governor Ned Lamont's request for a Major Disaster Declaration for coronavirus response in Connecticut has been approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Sunday. The Major Disaster Declaration unlocks additional federal assistance programs for the state in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to Lamont.

Virus Updates: Mich. Rep Dies of Suspected COVID-19; Possible Treatment Drug Donated to Feds Robinson said her son died hours after being transported to the hospital for breathing problems and the family suspected he suffered from COVID-19, but he had not been tested for the virus that causes the disease. A cause of death was not immediately released.

Cuomo: Trump's mandatory quarantine comments "really panicked people" The big picture: Cuomo announced that the state has registered 7,195 new cases and 237 deaths from the virus, bringing total deaths to 965. The governor also announced at the press conference that he would extend New York's stay-at-home for nonessential workers until April 15, adding that the government will re-evaluate the orders every two weeks.

New London Police To Digitize Car Accident Reports The city will embark on the project with the help of Carfax.

Family Centers, Person-to-Person, Domus and Building One Community, which serve the most vulnerable members of the community, will receive 100% of the As businesses shut down across the state during the coronavirus pandemic, many residents have lost their source of income and are struggling to pay their bills. Here is a way to help: Help-A-Neighbor is a new emergency drive to help meet some of those needs.

Greenwich’s Mothers for Others delivers 18K diapers to help during coronavirus crisis The large donatipon will help the clients at Neighbor to Neighbor and Family Centers who need supplies for their babies and toddlers.

Ganim: Webster Bank Arena to be virus alternate care site BRIDGEPORT - Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim announced on Sunday that he approved an emergency plan with the state Department of Emergency Management to use Webster Bank Arena as the site for hospital overflow.

Juvenile in Hartford Detention Tests Positive A second person at the Hartford Juvenile Detention Center has tested positive for COVID-19 but this time it's a juvenile, Judicial Branch officials confirmed late Sunday. An officer at the detention center tested positive for the virus earlier this week, officials said.

State nearing 2,000 coronavirus cases; 34 dead Connecticut is now up to nearly 2,000 reported cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday at 5 p.m. - an increase of 469 residents from Saturday. Roughly 400 people have been reported as hospitalized, and the state's seen at least 34 deaths, according to data released Sunday.

Stamford jewelry store owner killed during robbery STAMFORD - The owner of Marco Jewelers was shot and killed during an afternoon robbery at his Sixth Street store on Saturday, police said. Mark Vuono, 69, was pronounced dead by responding paramedics, police said. At 2:45 p.m., a customer entered the store and called police after seeing evidence of a crime, according to a statement from Capt.

An eight-hour fire drill: How the governors of CT, NY and NJ scrambled to avert a quarantine The president spoke, then he tweeted. The result was eight hours of frantic calls between Hartford, Albany, Trenton and Washington.

School districts grapple with possibility classes may not resume until fall Slowly, the realization that school may not come back this year is dawning on teachers, parents and students across Connecticut. While the latest official directive from Gov. Ned Lamont pushed back…

COVID-19 Update: Connecticut Engineer, 3D Printer Answer Doctor's Call to Create Ventilator Splitter Saud Anwar, whose day job as a medical doctor specializing in lung disease and critical care has kept him extremely busy over the past several weeks, shared what may be a big breakthrough Saturday in the effort to prepare for a surge in acute cases of COVID-19.

Sunday's update on coronavirus for Connecticut: maps, charts, towns The Connecticut Department of Public Health has issued its Sunday update on the spread of the coronavirus in our state:. Have you been staying home?

Feds approve disaster declaration for Connecticut President Donald Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Connecticut allowing federal help for state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in parts of the state affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The declaration, which was approved Saturday, makes federal funding available for emergency protective measures.

Prescription for coronavirus anxiety: Greenwich’s natural beauty Taking in the sights, smells and sounds of spring - while social distancing - can reduce stress, blood pressure and pulse rate.

Where are they now: Pomperaug champion with MLB background now at Grand Canyon Back in the spring and fall of 2004 while a college student at Central Connecticut State University, Southbury native Mike Henriques needed to find an alternative to playing baseball and football where he was a standout performer at Pomperaug High.

School season months away, but spring is for soccer, too The high school soccer season was wrapped up the Saturday before Thanksgiving. It may ultimately turn out that the fall sports will be the only season to complete its slate as Connecticut and the country deal with the coronavirus pandemic.

Economic Aid Coming From Feds As State Resets HARTFORD, CT - It took 24 hours for the Department of Economic and Community Development to accept 4,000 applications and exhaust $25 million in small business assistance.

Temporary Relief for Connecticut-Based Businesses The Program will be administered by the Department of Economic and Community Development and expedited with the administrative and underwriting support of Connecticut Innovations. The goal of the Program is to provide emergency cash flow relief to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by the coronavirus.

Rilling issues ‘critical’ orders to fight coronavirus Mayor Harry Rilling: "Norwalk - I am pleading with you - take this crisis seriously. Protect yourselves and your families. Stay home, save lives."

Five displaced in 2-alarm fire in Bridgeport Heavy fire was in all three floors of the house. Firefighters, police and AMR all responded. "No reported injuries at this time. Red Cross assisting five persons displaced," App;eby said. Check back for updates.

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