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Sacred Heart University President urging students to take pandemic seriously

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (WTNH) — Sacred Heart University President John Petillo sent out a warning to the student community after recent outbreaks among students. The university released a few videos with Petillo urging students to take “the pandemic seriously.” Sacred Heart has reported 105 positive cases over the past week alone, giving it a 1.5% positive […]

Colleges using COVID dorms, quarantines to keep virus at bay

STORRS, Conn. (AP) — With the coronavirus spreading through colleges at alarming rates, universities are scrambling to find quarantine locations in dormitory buildings and off-campus properties to isolate the thousands of students who have caught COVID-19 or been exposed to it. Sacred Heart University has converted a 34-room guest house at the former Connecticut headquarters […]

Expert advises getting help for healthcare workers facing stress and trauma

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The doctors and nurses in our hospitals have been under incredible pressure for weeks now, seeing patient after patient dying in front of them. It’s like witnessing a terrible tragedy, but then coming right back and witnessing it again the next day. After an awful tragedy like the shooting at […]

Westport PD will not use ‘pandemic drone’ to monitor social distancing, health issues

Westport was one of the first towns to be struck by the COVID-19 pandemic in Connecticut. Now, the police department initially tested a “pandemic drone” that measures social distancing and can detect fevers, heart rate, and other vital signs. But after careful consideration and push back from residents, the department decided not to use the drones.

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