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Playing your part in keeping Danbury’s COVID cases low: What you can do and expect

Danbury Public Schools expected to open on Monday, October 26. Instead, new data showed a sharp increase in the number of positive cases in Danbury. A late dataset released on Friday (10/30) gave the leadership team pause when it was confirmed that there were 96 new COVID-19 cases over the most recent three days. As they were in the process of discussing the implications of these new data, they were also concerned about a continued upward trend anticipated over the weekend and having to make a last-minute call on Sunday evening or Monday morning. Furthermore, by Friday afternoon, Danbury Schools had 17 staff members who needed to be quarantined.

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Dashboard for Public Reporting of COVID-19 School Cases Launched on Connecticut Open Data Portal

The Connecticut Department of Public Health, in collaboration with the Connecticut State Department of Education, launched a dashboard for the public reporting of confirmed COVID-19 cases among PK-12 students and staff in all public and private schools. The data tables are searchable by school and will be maintained on the Connecticut Open Data Portal (data.ct.gov). Reported data will be updated weekly every Thursday and will reflect total student and staff cases. as well as new cases reported from the previous week.

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Amid COVID-19 Pandemic, Stop the Spread of Flu

Amid the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, with hospitals and health care workers already overburdened, medical experts say it’s more important than ever to slow the spread of the flu. In a typical year, the flu causes tens of millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations, and tens of thousands of deaths in the U.S.

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Panel Will Propose New Legislation for Nursing Homes as COVID-19 Cases, Deaths in Facilities Continue to Rise

With the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Connecticut’s nursing homes surpassing 2,900 this month and the state stepping up mandates for testing, health officials and legislators are forming a panel to consider whether there should be new legal requirements for staffing levels, testing and how equipment is procured and distributed, among other issues.

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