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Connecticut travel guidelines have been updated to be less strict, and to include options for those who have been vaccinated. These updated guidelines are less restrictive, while remaining safe.

Updated travel guidelines prove effective, safe

Audrey Kercher '23, Web Arts Editor May 6, 2021

As the vaccine rolls out all over the country, Americans are beginning to feel more safe returning to daily life. One activity that has been missed during the pandemic is traveling. Although COVID-19 is...

Connecticut must protect problem gamblers when legalizing online gambling

Connecticut must protect problem gamblers when legalizing online gambling

Jake Fitzpatrick ’22, Staff Writer April 24, 2021

Two years ago, a friend of mine told me that they had blown nearly $600 betting on the Super Bowl. At the time I laughed it off, but after I found out that he burned through nearly $2,000 on other sporting...

Connecticut is set to open 100% on March 19

Connecticut to ease COVID-19 restrictions

Jack Dennison ’21, Staff Writer March 8, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont introduced changes to COVID-19 restrictions in Connecticut on March 3, which will go into effect on March 19. These changes include the elimination of capacity limitations on restaurants,...

The Connecticut Department of Health informed certain health care professionals that they may participate in administering vaccines in an email on Jan. 13. Recipients were asked to respond by Jan. 15 if they decided to help assist in the vaccination efforts.

Connecticut allows health care professionals to join vaccine administration efforts

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director January 17, 2021

COVID-19 vaccines may now be administered by certain Connecticut licensed health care professionals, according to the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). “The Department is interested...

Although increasingly more students have converted to full remote learning and classrooms feel relatively empty, schools have not proven to be super-spreaders and the necessitation of a statewide lockdown from a school point of view is unnecessary.

Statewide lockdown proves detrimental to learning, economy

Karina Murray '22, Paper Features Editor December 8, 2020

As COVID-19 cases continue to spike nationwide, a pressing question faces our nation for the second time since this novel pandemic struck the world: is another major lockdown the answer to this crisis...

Nov. 13 press release on westportct.gov detailing First Selectman’s Jim Marpe’s response to the “code red” classification.

Westport COVID-19 cases rise, Westport classified as “code red”

Lilly Weisz ’23, Assistant Creative Director November 14, 2020

Westport became a “code red” town on the COVID-19 CT data map with the weekly number of cases increasing to 53 on Nov. 12.   The rate of cases in Westport increased to 22.4 per 100,000 residents,...

Westport under COVID-19 “orange alert,” returns to Phase 2.1

Westport under COVID-19 “orange alert,” returns to Phase 2.1

Natalie Bandura, News Editor November 10, 2020

Westport received an orange color coding on the Connecticut COVID-19 Data Tracker map of average daily COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents on Nov. 5. Following a statement from First Selectman Jim Marpe,...

Connecticut reopening brings both worry and excitement

Connecticut reopening brings both worry and excitement

Julia Kasabian '21, Staff Writer May 28, 2020

With Coronavirus slowing down in Connecticut, the state is slowly starting to work its way towards normalcy. Businesses are reopening. Restrictions are beginning to be lifted. People are starting to see...

Governor Ned Lamont removed the Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health in the midst of the coronavirus.

Lamont removes Connecticut Commissioner of Public Health

Andreas Lolis '21, Breaking News Editor May 19, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont fired Public Health Commissioner Renée Coleman-Mitchell on May 12.  Coleman-Mitchell’s tenure was marked by controversy surrounding the coronavirus pandemic and vaccinations,...

Connecticut schools, including Staples High School, will remain closed until April 20 at the earliest.

School closure further prolonged

Finnegan Courtney ’23, Staff Writer March 25, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont announced Monday in a news conference that all Connecticut schools will remain closed until at least April 20th due to the COVID-19 pandemic. During that time, distance learning programs...

Lamont signed an executive order following the revelation that Connecticut now has 26 confirmed cases since March 15.

Lamont temporarily closes all Connecticut public schools

Maya Hruskar '23, Staff Writer March 16, 2020

On March 15, amid growing concerns of the Coronavirus pandemic, Governor Ned Lamont ordered Connecticut public schools closed effective March 17 until March 31, in an executive order. “To promote...

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