The Coronavirus Crisis

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Women in Connecticut have been hit especially hard by high unemployment brought on by the coronavirus pandemic. Some lawmakers say gender pay equity and affordable child care are now more important than ever.

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A union that represents cleaners, janitors and other service workers in Connecticut says their members are now frontline workers and need better support to do their jobs.

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo has issued an executive order that allows businesses to deny entry to customers who aren’t wearing a mask. He says it’s intended to improve public health and reduce fights.

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Advocates for LGBT people say the federal government has so far ignored its responsibility to collect data on the sexual orientation of COVID-19 patients. 

Pat Eaton-Robb / AP

Governor Ned Lamont’s Reopen Connecticut Report includes a roadmap for the state’s recovery from COVID-19. The report contains a 44-page PowerPoint presentation that calls for the wearing of face masks and the ramping up of testing to more than 200,000 a week by September 1.