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Lamont Takes 'Hard Look' At COVID-19 Outbreak At Norwich Nursing Home

Chris Ehrmann
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AP

A COVID-19 outbreak at a Connecticut nursing home has left one resident dead and 12 other residents infected with the virus. The union representing workers at the Three Rivers Rehabilitation Center in Norwich said three employees have also tested positive.

Governor Ned Lamont said the state Department of Public Health is investigating whether a lack of PPEs and poorly followed safety protocols led to the outbreak.

“We are taking a hard look at Norwich, what happened there and how did that infection get into Norwich, and hopefully we detected it early enough and get the people quarantined,” Lamont said.

The Connecticut Department of Public Health said they believe a worker brought the virus into the facility.

Terry Sheridan is a Peabody-nominated, award-winning journalist. As Senior Director of News and Education, he developed a unique and award-winning internship program with the Stony Brook University School of Communications and Journalism, where he is also a lecturer and adjunct professor. He also mentors graduate fellows from the Sacred Heart University Graduate School of Communication, Media and the Arts.