Children & Youth

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

Governor Ned Lamont said COVID-19 infections in Connecticut are now low enough for him to ease restrictions on some youth sports. That includes activities that were considered high risk of transmission.

“Cheerleading and dance can now be allowed as long as you are wearing the mask. I think you are going to have clear guidance. We are going to be able to do other sports. Certainly outdoor sports like lacrosse. Give you guidance on that very soon,” Lamont said.

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There will be no sleepaway camp this summer for children in New York. Health officials say the coronavirus is too great a threat to public safety. 

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Officials say more children are being diagnosed with a rare syndrome...and doctors believe it has something to do with the coronavirus. The symptoms include inflamed blood vessels that can affect the heart and have caused at least three deaths in New York.

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Three children in the Yale New Haven Health System in Connecticut are being monitored for an inflammatory syndrome linked to COVID-19. Health officials say the condition is similar to toxic shock syndrome and Kawasaki disease.

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Connecticut education administrators say more federal, state and local government funding would be needed to safely reopen schools this fall. The officials spoke at a roundtable meeting of Governor Ned Lamont’s Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group.