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Are you affected by continued COVID-19 travel restrictions? The Day wants to hear your story

Non-U.S. citizens still can't enter the U.S. from many countries, and some people in the U.S. can't return to their home countries.


Naval Submarine Base adjusts to rising coronavirus infection rates in state

The sub base had been in HPCON Alpha, indicating limited community transmission, since June 10 but is transitioning to HPCON Bravo effective immediately.


Stonington planning how to spend $5.2 million in federal COVID-19 aid

Town officials have begun creating a list of items that could be funded with the $5.2 million the town expects to receive through the American Rescue Plan.


Mystic Aquarium receives more than $6 million in federal COVID relief

The funding from the American Rescue Plan was announced last week by U. S. Rep. Joe Courtney, D-2nd District.


Positive COVID-19 case reported at Bayview

Bayview Health Care reported a positive case of COVID-19, and it is closed to indoor visits.


OPINION

Country missed chance to beat back virus

High vaccination rates could have well prevented the delta variant from taking hold. Now all bets are off, with the potential for mask mandates and other restrictions to return.

Is this really an emergency?

Governor Lamont has by and large exercised his pandemic-related emergency powers judiciously and effectively, but the state of the state is far different from the spring of 2020.

Connecticut COVID-19 Numbers

Data sourced from the Office of Governor Ned Lamont. Check here for the latest data.

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More COVID-19 cases linked to cluster on Cape Cod

More than 130 new cases of COVID-19 have been linked to an outbreak in a popular Cape Cod resort town


New cases of COVID-19 creep upward in Rhode Island

New cases of COVID-19 have ticked up slightly in Rhode Island following weeks of declines


Land sales skyrocket in eastern Connecticut

Data from the Eastern Connecticut Association of Realtors also show that land sales increased 97.3% in the second quarter of 2021.


Mystic Aquarium 'sells out' free kid admissions available through state program

Public's response to Connecticut Summer at the Museum program has been overwhelming, a state official says.


Participate from home: New civics questions arise in a pandemic-altered world

The state legislature in its June special session authorized municipalities to continue offering virtual attendance through June 30, 2022.


'Whitey' Bulger partner cites health concerns in bid for prison release

A notorious New England gangster locked up for life for a slew of killings says his health is in peril behind bars and wants out


Kids weight loss camp that closed has history of violations

A children’s weight loss camp that closed this week amid a state safety investigation has had a history of regulatory violations


Health district staff have worked long hours as the pandemic changed rapidly. Here's what their lives were like.

Ledge Light Health District staff and Uncas Health District staff reflected in sit-down interviews with The Day this week.


Ledge Light offering free COVID-19 vaccine at pop-up clinics

No appointments, insurance, or ID are required. Free gift cards will be issued to those who get vaccinated.


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NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CORONAVIRUS STORIES

Airline passengers behaving badly rarely face U.S. prosecution

The passenger on the Alaska Airlines flight repeatedly dialed 911 before it even left the gate in Seattle. He claimed the plane was being hijacked. Then he called the FBI to say there was a bomb.


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Trade group: Connecticut could lag in regaining hotel jobs

Connecticut could lag behind most states in regaining hotel jobs lost during the coronavirus pandemic

Virus's impact: More relaxing and thinking, less socializing

A commuter sits in an otherwise empty car as he waits for the 7:58 p.m. train to Hudson to leave Grand Central Terminal, in New York, in 2020. The share of employed people working from home rose shot up from just 22% in 2019 to 42% in 2020.  (Mary Altaffer/AP Photo)

The eruption of COVID-19  across the United States last year caused the proportion of people working from home to nearly double, with the shift most pronounced among college graduates and workers in such fields as finance and professional...

Delta variant poses major risk to Biden's promises of swift economic comeback

President Biden discusses the economic recovery at the White House on July 19. (Demetrius Freeman/The Washington Post)

Some leading forecasters beginning to rethink their extremely rosy projections

Poll: Most unvaccinated Americans don't want shots

In this July 21, 2021, file photo, a signboard marks the location of a city-run pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Brownsville, Texas.  Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring infections in some states. (Denise Cathey/The Brownsville Herald via AP)

A new poll shows that most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots

'Patience has worn thin': Frustration mounts over vaccine holdouts

In this July 22, 2021, file photo, Soile Reyes, 12, of Brooklyn, receives the first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine as her mother Evelyn Pereira looks on at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.  Most Americans who haven't been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do, according to a new poll that underscores the challenges facing public health officials amid soaring infections in some states. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Seven months after the first coronavirus shots were rolled out, vaccinated Americans - including government, business and health leaders - are growing frustrated that tens of millions of people are still refusing to get them, endangering themselves...

Pfizer to supply U.S. with extra 200M doses for children, possible boosters

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE will supply the U.S. with another 200 million doses of their COVID-19 shot, setting up a stream of vaccine deliveries through next April in a push to protect kids and potentially provide boosters.

Wall Street rallies to record-breaking end of turbulent week

A board above the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the closing number for the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Friday, July 23, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Stocks rallied to records on Wall Street Friday, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed above the 35,000 level for the first time

Guaranteed income: Will it reduce poverty or increase jobless?

In this April 19, 2021, file photo, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, right, talks with Michael Tubbs, founder of Mayors for a Guaranteed Income, after holding his annual State of the City address from the Griffith Observatory, in Los Angeles. In experiments across the country, dozens of cities and counties, some using money from the $1.9 trillion COVID relief package approved in March, and the state of California are giving some low-income residents a guaranteed income of $500 to $1,000 each month to do with as they please, and tracking what happens. (Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times via AP, Pool File)

Dozens of cities and counties and the state of California are experimenting with giving some low-income residents a guaranteed income of $500 to $1,000 each month to do with as they please, and tracking what happens

Vaccinations rise in some states with soaring infections

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra holds up a flyer promoting the Vax Nevada Days lottery after a briefing from officials at the Clark County Fire Department Training Facility in Las Vegas Thursday, July 22, 2021. The vaccine lottery awards cash and prizes to Nevada residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. (Steve Marcus /Las Vegas Sun via AP)

Vaccinations are beginning to rise in some states where COVID-19 cases are soaring

Israel study: Pfizer shot just 39% effective in halting delta

Pfizer Inc.’s COVID-19 vaccine was just 39% effective in keeping people from getting infected by the contagious delta variant in Israel in recent weeks, according to the country’s health ministry, but provided a strong shield against...

CDC probes deaths in immunized patients in nursing homes

FILE - In this April 26, 2021 file photo, a nursing student administers the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center at UNLV, in Las Vegas.   Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home staff are being linked to a national increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths at senior facilities in July and are at the center of a federal investigation in a hard-hit Colorado location where disease detectives found many workers were not inoculated. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)

Lagging vaccination rates among nursing home staff are being linked to a national increase in COVID-19 infections and deaths at senior facilities in July, and are at the center of a federal investigation in a hard-hit Colorado location where disease...

Schools confront more polarization with mask rules for fall

In this March 2, 2021 file photo, a student plays the flute while wearing a protective face mask during a music class at the Sinaloa Middle School in Novato, Calif.  With COVID-19 cases soaring nationwide, school districts across the U.S. are yet again confronting the realities of a polarized country and the lingering pandemic as they navigate mask requirements, vaccine rules and social distancing requirements for the fast-approaching new school year. (AP Photo/Haven Daily)

School districts across the country have an important decision to make before fall classes begin: Will students be required to wear masks

Delta variant fears send Dow tumbling

Specialist Meric Greenbaum works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Global stock markets swooned Monday, with the Dow slumping more than 700 points, as investors grow increasingly anxious about a delta-led resurgence in coronavirus cases and its potential to derail the economic recovery. Oil prices also fell sharply.

Vaccine inequity: Inside the cutthroat race to secure doses

In this Sunday, Dec. 20, 2020, file photo, boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for shipment at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Miss. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, Pool)

Health officials knew the competition between rich and poor countries would be lopsided when the race for coronavirus vaccines started

Biden: 'Killing people' remark was call for social media giants to act on vaccine misinformation

President Joe Biden speaks about the economy and his infrastructure agenda in the State Dining Room of the White House, in Washington, Monday, July 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Joe Biden is tempering his assessment that social media giants are “killing people” by hosting misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines on their platforms

With pandemic worsening in U.S., surgeon general worried

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy speaks at a ceremony honoring care workers, Tuesday, July 13, 2021, in Santa Fe, N.M. Murthy told those who toiled during the pandemic that

The U.S. surgeon general says he's worried about what lies ahead with cases of COVID-19 increasing in every state, millions still unvaccinated and a highly contagious virus variant spreading rapidly

COVID experts warn: 'The world needs a reality check'

Nurse Susan Hinck gives Richard Thornton a coronavirus vaccine July 10 in Springfield, Mo., where hospital wards have filled with COVID-19 patients. (Photo for The Washington Post by Christopher Smith)

Around the world, scientists and public health officials fear that the world's protracted battle against the coronavirus is at a delicate and dangerous moment. Reality checks abound. Coronavirus infections are surging in places with low vaccination...

Biden grappling with 'pandemic of the unvaccinated'

President Joe Biden tries to hear questions shouted by reporters as he heads to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 16, 2021, to spend the weekend at Camp David. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Two weeks after celebrating America’s near “independence” from the coronavirus, President Joe Biden is confronting the worrying reality of rising cases and deaths

Mask mandate back on in Los Angeles as virus cases rise

FILE - In this July 1, 2021, file photo visitors wear masks as they walk in a shopping district in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. A rapid and sustained increase in COVID-19 cases in the nation's largest county requires restoring an indoor mask mandate even when people are vaccinated, Los Angeles County's public health officer said Thursday, July 15, 2021. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Los Angeles County will again require masks indoors even when people are vaccinated

Surgeon general issues advisory on dangers of health misinformation amid rise in COVID-19 cases

Surgeon General Vivek Murthy issued a warning against health misinformation Thursday, saying that falsehoods spreading quickly online have subjected large numbers of Americans to avoidable illness and death.

Casinos' slot revenues were down year-over-year in June

In the fiscal year that ended last month, casinos contributed $200.3 million to state.

New London man sent back to prison after pandemic release

A man from New London was sent back to prison Thursday for violating the terms of his release after allegedly selling drugs to undercover officers.

US unemployment claims fall to 360,000, a new pandemic low

American Express, Visa and Master card cards on display in Richmond, Va., Thursday, July 1, 2021. U.S. consumer borrowing surged by $35.3 billion in May as Americans, bolstered by a reopening economy and rising job levels, went back to using credit in a big way. Borrowing on credit cards and for auto and student loans showed solid gains in May, the Federal Reserve reported Thursday, July 8, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, file)

The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits has reached its lowest level since the pandemic struck last year, further evidence that the U.S. economy and job market are quickly rebounding from the pandemic recession

Lawmakers extend Gov. Ned Lamont's emergency authority

During a special session on Wednesday, Democrats voted to give Lamont 70 more days of emergency powers related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Montville holds first meeting to discuss $1.8 million COVID-19 relief funds

The town council has created a separate committee to manage the 1.8 million COVID-19 relief funds from the American Rescue Plan and held its first Ad Hoc COVID-19 Impact Study Committee meeting Tuesday evening.

Hospitals mandate employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by Sept. 30

Hartford HealthCare, Yale New Haven Health implementing policy recommended weeks ago by Connecticut Hospital Association.

With City Hall open, New London transitions back to in-person meetings

It’s been more than a year since the city’s various boards and commissions held in-person meetings.

FDA adds new warning on Johnson & Johnson vaccine

The Johnson & Johnson logo appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, July 12, 2021. Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine may pose a

The Food and Drug Administration announced a new warning for the Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine on Monday, saying the shot has been linked to a serious but rare side effect called Guillain-Barré syndrome, in which the immune system...

Norwich reports first COVID-19 case in summer school program

A student attending the summer school program at the Kelly Middle School in Norwich tested positive for COVID-19.

Lyman Allyn Art Museum highlighted as part of CT Summer at the Museum

Before entering The Palmer Galleries, Amber Stolez of Niantic hands a clipboard for the game I Spy to her daughter, Meranada Stawski, 6, left, and her friend, Marissa June, 7, so they can find the list of items among the artwork on display Jan. 5, 2019, at the Lyman Allyn Art Museum in New London. The museum is participating in the CT Summer at the Museum program.
 (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz joined New London Mayor Michael Passero and others Tuesday at the museum to highlight the program that allows a child and one adult into museums for free this summer.

Pfizer urges 3rd dose in meeting with U.S. officials; Israel starts booster shots

In this March 2021 photo provided by Pfizer, vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are prepared for packaging at the company's facility in Puurs, Belgium. Pfizer is about to seek U.S. authorization for a third dose of its COVID-19 vaccine, saying Thursday, July 8, 2021, that another shot within 12 months could dramatically boost immunity and maybe help ward off the latest worrisome coronavirus mutant. (Pfizer via AP)

Israel's Ministry of Health on Monday began offering a third dose of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine to severely immunocompromised adults in what health experts say could be the first phase of an experiment to provide coronavirus booster shots for...