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Due to declining COVID rates in Westport schools, Superintendent Thomas Scarice has made a recommendation to the Westport Board of Education to make mask wearing optional for students after Feb. 28.

Superintendent recommends end to Westport Public Schools mask mandate

Natalie Bandura ’22, Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2022

Superintendent Thomas Scarice announced his intention to make a recommendation to the Westport Board of Education to end the school mask mandate in a staff email sent out on Feb. 11. Under his recommendation,...

Staples’ mask mandate, which has been in place since 2020, is set to expire in mid-February, but may be extended after that time.

Students express views on continuous in-school mask mandate

Lea Rivel ’22 , Social Media Director November 22, 2021

Staples High School has required students and staff to wear masks in the building ever since the return to school in fall of 2020. This mandate is currently in place for schools in Connecticut but not...

Governor Ned Lamont speaks at a press conference regarding COVID-19. The updated approach announced Monday will be age-based and allow exceptions for educators and childcare providers.

Governor Lamont enacts age-based vaccination approach

Lauren Hassell ’22, Staff Writer February 26, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont announced an updated COVID-19 vaccination approach based on age to start March 1 for the state of Connecticut on Feb. 22. The reconfigured approach will include exceptions for educators...

Connecticut has reported a total of eight cases of the U.K. COVID-19 variant.

U.K. COVID-19 variant detected in Connecticut

Meg Enquist ’23, Staff Writer February 3, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont announced the finding of four additional cases of B.1.1.7, commonly known as the U.K. variant of COVID-19, in Connecticut on Monday, Jan. 25. The statewide total is now at eight cases.  Given...

Those who fall under Phase 1a will be the first to receive one of two vaccine doses. The first dose is Pfizer’s vaccine. The second dose is the Moderna vaccine and will be received a few weeks after the first dose.

Governor Lamont initiates new vaccine plan

Anna Diorio '23, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont announced the plan for distributing the COVID-19 vaccine to Connecticut residents on Thurs., Dec. 3.  Lamont has given top priority to healthcare workers, medical first responders...

Some swimmers unable to practice with their club teams are signing up for an hour of lane time at Velo-CT, a pool located in Norwalk, Connecticut. This allows them to continue their training and perfect their technique in the water.

Athlete training altered following Lamont’s announcement

Abbie Goldstein ’22 December 7, 2020

Anxious athletes are scrambling to find places to train following Governor Lamont’s announcement that all club and other team sports must pause all activities until Jan. 19. With high school practices...

Lamont anticipates an increase of students arriving in Connecticut from states that have higher infection rates.

Governor Lamont reveals criteria for out-of-state college students traveling to Connecticut

Mishael Gill '23, Sports Editor December 2, 2020

On Nov. 16, Governor Lamont issued new criteria for college students returning to Connecticut for their fall break. In order to diminish the risk of transmission, students are required to test negatively...

Connecticut has experienced a rise in COVID-19 cases as colder temperatures limit the use of outdoor spaces.

Second statewide lockdown needed in Connecticut to flatten curve

Margaret Enquist '23 November 25, 2020

Connecticut has recently experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases over the last couple months. On Nov. 20, the state surpassed 100,000 confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic. Consequently, Governor...

On Monday, Oct. 12, 1, 339 COVID-19 cases were reported, brining the positivity rate up to 2.4%. The is the highest rate Connecticut has seen since June.

Connecticut COVID-19 cases rise in wake of phase three reopening

Meg Enquist '23, Staff Writer October 22, 2020

Connecticut reported a 2.4% COVID-19 positivity rate on Monday Oct. 12, the highest single-day rate since June.  The number of COVID-19 related hospitalizations increased by 16 patients, bringing the...

Connecticut residents must fall in line or face fines

Anna Diorio '23, Staff Writer September 25, 2020

A decision must be made. Connecticut residents must choose whether they care more about the well-being of others or their own sense of personal freedoms. On Sept. 15, Governor Ned Lamont signed Executive...

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