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5 Connecticut Nursing Homes Were Unprepared For COVID-19, Reports Show

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Five Connecticut nursing homes weren’t prepared for COVID-19, according to inspection reports by the state Department of Public Health.  

The five nursing homes are in Chester, East Haven, Orange, Seymour and Waterford. Together they account for 77 COVID-19 deaths in the state.

The reports are part of a statewide inspection of all the state’s nursing homes. They found the facilities had inadequate infection prevention plans – they didn’t separate residents – and they failed to use protective gear correctly.

A nursing home in Milford was also cited for failing to inform a resident’s family on changes in their condition.

Nursing home residents make up more than half of all COVID-19 deaths in Connecticut.

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Davis Dunavin loves telling stories, whether on the radio or around the campfire. He started in Missouri and ended up in Connecticut, which, he'd like to point out, is the same geographic trajectory taken by Mark Twain.
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