CT Children’s Hospital delays surgeries, furloughs 400 workers

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut Children’s Medical Center has furloughed 400 workers due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Officials with the Hartford-based health care system say the outbreak has caused elective and other surgeries to be delayed and a decline in the number of patients. The Hartford Courant reports the furloughs are for 60 days and affect about 14% of the health system’s workforce.

News 8 has confirmed with Connecticut Children’s that most of the positions that were furloughed are administrative and will be cut from 40 to 32 hours a week.

Part of the decision comes from the fact that COVID-19 does not really affect younger children and outpatient visits have been canceled and scheduled virtually.

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In other developments, there will be stricter rules at Connecticut’s state parks to help better maintain social distancing.

Also, two Connecticut National Guardsmen have tested positive for COVID-19, and judicial officials have closed the Stamford courthouse.  

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