The Coronavirus Crisis

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Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has dramatically altered reality locally and abroad for the majority of this year. As the disease continues to unfold in our community, WSHU will continue to provide you with unbiased information, reporting on how COVID-19 is shaping our lives, and resources to help us all get through it, and particularly on the vaccines that have emerged to help fight it.

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

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has increased fines for businesses that violate COVID-19 guidelines to $10,000. The penalties take aim at large gatherings at restaurants and Black Friday shopping “mobs” over the long holiday weekend.

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Teachers’ unions in Connecticut say the state should put stronger protocols in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in schools. If they don’t, they say schools should go fully remote through January.

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo warns the increased COVID-19 positive test rate on Long Island could lead to more “yellow zone” restrictions in the coming days.