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Coronavirus Latest: Watching NYC Outbreaks, Several Conn., L.I. Schools Move Online

Alan Levine

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

Several schools in Connecticut have resumed distance learning after a recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

  • Groton Middle School
  • Norwich Public Schools
  • Norwich Free Academy
  • Southington High School
  • Roosevelt Early Learning Center in New Britain.

On Long Island, three elementary schools have switched online, for at least one day Monday, after two staffers tested positive for the virus.

Officials in New York and Connecticut say they will watch several clusters in the New York City boroughs and upstate. Governor Andrew Cuomo has closed some city schools in coronavirus hotspots.

COVID-19 hospitalizations have ticked up again in Connecticut and Long Island with a positive test rate well above 1 percent statewide. Cases in Westchester County also remain around 1 percent.

Members of Police Benevolent Associations that serve state colleges in New York will have access to free, mandatory COVID-19 testing on campus.

The Waterbury, Connecticut police chief and an aide in the mayor’s office have tested positive for the virus.