Many HEROES Act provisions are likely to be dropped or scaled back to win Senate and White House support.
About 1,060 people are currently incarcerated at the Somers prison.
Hospitalizations keep dropping but unemployment numbers are dire, and the state prepares to partially reopen next week.
Of that symptomatic group, almost 83 percent tested positive. All inmates are to be tested by June, the DOC says.
We can all enjoy a sigh of relief that Connecticut is slowly opening up businesses and parks again. To sustain our good fortune, we need to remain vigilant lest we become like countries around the world that had to reclose their societies. I am sure we are up to the task, but there is confusion about the need for masks when outdoors.
Maggie has taken an unpaid leave of absence through no fault of her own. She has left a job she felt competent at and felt good about to assume a job at which she feels incompetent. Society has announced, through its pay actions, that her job in the bank is worthwhile and worthy of compensation but her job in the home is worthless and unworthy of pay. This is precisely the wrong message for us to send.
Americans want to know why the coronavirus is ravaging the nation’s nursing homes, killing residents and staff. Regulations only allow the sickest to be admitted. Heart, lung, kidney and liver disease are a given. Diabetes likely. Health is compromised, care needs are high and physical contact is unavoidable.