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National Guard to assist DPH in nursing home inspections

News 8 has confirmed that the Connecticut National Guard will augment the Department of Health inspectors as they visit nursing homes and long term care facilities that have patients with coronavirus.

CT National Guard begins nursing home inspections with CDC, DPH

With 43% of all COVID-19 deaths in Connecticut occurring among nursing home patients, the National Guard is now stepping in to assist the Department of Public Health monitor infection control and PPE at all nursing and assisted living facilities in the state.

Shutdown of tribal casinos deals blow to Indian Country

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — When the Kalispel Tribe of Indians closed its casino as the coronavirus took hold in Washington state, it essentially shut down its economy. That difficult choice has played out nationwide as some 500 Native American casinos have voluntarily closed during the pandemic, often taking away tribes’ main source of income in […]

The Latest: Florida’s largest counties planning to reopen

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — Florida’s two largest counties plan partial reopening. — China to test all residents of […]

The Latest: UN ups appeal to fight virus to $6.7 billion

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: — UN increases amount of appeal to fight coronavirus to $6.7 billion — Democrats on […]

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