Nursing homes bear the brunt

The virus was so out of control in nursing homes that the state Department of Public Health enlisted the assistance of the National Guard to inspect facilities for infection prevention procedures.

By KAREN FLORIN Day Staff Writer

Personal protective equipment — face masks, shields, gowns and gloves — was in short supply when the COVID-19 virus blew its way into Connecticut nursing homes in March 2020. The invisible virus was insidious in the congregate care settings,...

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