Watch Live: White House Task Force Warns Of Deadly Week Ahead

With over 347,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States and more than 10,000 deaths , the Trump administration is bracing the public for a dire week ahead. U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said on Fox News Sunday the week will be "the hardest and the saddest week of most Americans' lives." "This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment, only it's not going to be localized. It's going to be happening all over the country," Adams said. The White House...

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For First Responders, Lack Of PPE Renews Memories Of 9/11

Police and emergency services on Long Island say they need more protective gear like masks and gloves to handle the coronavirus crisis. They see a strong comparison between their needs in facing the pandemic and their rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after 9/11.

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Here’s the latest on the COVID-19 outbreak in the region:

More than 21,000 healthcare workers from out of state have volunteered to help New York, the global epicenter of the pandemic. 

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Cesar Beman marched and fought with black and white soldiers during the Revolutionary War up and down the Hudson River. But he wasn’t supposed to be there.

“He fought in place of the man who enslaved him,” says Jesse Nasta, a visiting professor of African American Studies at Wesleyan University. He says Cesar was one of thousands of enslaved people in New England. “It was sort of a compensation that he would be manumitted.”

There were almost 300 African American soldiers in the Revolutionary War from Connecticut alone, Nasta says.

The response to the growing threat of the coronavirus has varied widely in cities and counties across the country. Some are sheltering in place; others aren't.

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Earlier this week Connecticut Senate Republican Leader Len Fasano informed supporters and members of his caucus that he would not seek re-election. It brings to end an 18-year career in the Senate for Fasano, who was first elected to the chamber in 2002 and became Senate minority leader in 2014.

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Hospitals all over the country are in desperate need of personal protective gear. Many private citizens have stepped in with ideas to help. Nadav Ullman is one of those citizens. He’s a web developer and University of Connecticut alumnus, who co-founded a national medical supply clearinghouse for hospitals in need of scarce N95 masks and ventilators. 

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Food service workers at Connecticut’s travel plazas say their employers aren’t protecting them from COVID-19 and in turn, they’re putting residents in danger.

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Long Island continues to try to find ways to increase hospital capacity as the region becomes a global hotspot for the coronavirus pandemic.

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The government has gone to work disbursing the billions of dollars Washington has committed to sustain the economy after the deep shock it has undergone in the pandemic, the White House promised on Thursday.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Jovita Carranza, head of the Small Business Administration, vowed that some of the first systems for loans or payments would be up and running as soon as Friday.

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Religious leaders on Long Island say upcoming festivals, celebrations and Sabbath gatherings should be suspended temporarily to preserve life and health during the pandemic.

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A group of Connecticut nonprofits has created a new charitable organization to raise money in response to COVID-19. The funds will be given to agencies that provide food, housing, childcare and other services.  

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