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

The Healthcare Association of New York State estimates hospitals in the state will collectively have $25 billion in losses from a decline in patient revenues and new expenses between March 2020 and April 2021 due to COVID-19. The group is lobbying for additional federal relief on top of the $9 billion New York hospitals have already received.

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Investigations into how long-term care facilities in New York and Connecticut handled the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted a major break in the supply chain for safety equipment. Representatives for nursing homes say both state’s pandemic response did not give them the same preferential treatment as hospitals to protect their vulnerable residents. Distributors were in short supply.

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Advocates are calling on Congress to pass a bill to provide service industry workers with COVID-19-related benefits.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut has called for additional support for nursing homes during the coronavirus pandemic. He says they need more personal protective equipment and help with cleaning and safety costs.

Fast Food Employees Walk Off The Job In Darien

Jun 25, 2020
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Fast food workers at the I-95 service plaza in Darien, Connecticut, walked off the job this morning. They say they have faced systematic mistreatment while working through the COVID-19 pandemic.