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Coronavirus Latest: Schools Move Online As Infections Spike; Long Island's 500 New Positive Cases

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

Students in New London and New Haven, Connecticut schools will be learning from home this week. The cities closed all schools due to an uptick in coronavirus cases in the district. Two schools in Middletown will also be remote due to COVID-19 cases.

Several Connecticut colleges have moved classes online in response to the resurgence of the virus in the state.

Connecticut’s COVID-19 infection rate approaches 5%. The positive test rate statewide in New York approaches 3%. On Long Island, the positive rate has exceeded 3% — Governor Andrew Cuomo has said the region will shut down again at 4%.

Governors Cuomo and Ned Lamont discourage travel between their states.

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced the opening of a COVID-19 rapid testing facility in Great Neck. There are at least 500 new positive cases of the virus on Long Island for the first time since May.

Holiday shoppers will be able to get COVID-19 tests at several Long Island malls. The parking lots of Roosevelt Field, Smith Haven and Walt Whitman malls will all have walk-up testing for infections and antibodies by the end of November.