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Outbreak Shutters A Connecticut Retirement Home For Nuns

A COVID-19 vaccine being prepared at the New York State drive-thru vaccination site at Plattsburgh International Airport.
Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

A COVID-19 outbreak has closed a home for retired nuns in Connecticut. 

Local health officials said 30 residents have tested positive for COVID-19 at the School Sisters of Notre Dame home in Wilton. That’s nearly half of all the residents at the home — and a number of staff have tested positive as well.

Vaccinations have been underway at the home. Officials said 15 retired nuns have been vaccinated, and the rest of the home’s residents and staff are set to be vaccinated this week.

Before the outbreak, only one resident had tested positive for the virus early in the pandemic. The woman died in March.

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.