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Nursing home transferring residents following COVID-19 outbreak at facility

All residents at a Connecticut nursing home are being moved following a COVID-19 outbreak at the facility, which has resulted in 28 hospitalizations and four deaths since late July, according to the Connecticut Department of Health.



a person standing next to a door: A resident on a wheelchair is seen in a corridor at "Les Figuiers" retirement home (Ehpad - Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly People) amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Villeneuve-Loubet, France, September 16, 2020.


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A resident on a wheelchair is seen in a corridor at “Les Figuiers” retirement home (Ehpad – Housing Establishment for Dependant Elderly People) amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Villeneuve-Loubet, France, September 16, 2020.

An emergency order issued by Deidre Gifford, acting director of the state’s department of health, called for the immediate discharge and transfer of all residents of the Three Rivers Nursing Home in Norwich, Connecticut.

“Today marks a very sad but necessary step we must take to keep the residents of this nursing home safe and healthy,” Gifford in a statement Wednesday. “This represented a risk to the health and safety of residents and staff and

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State to close nursing home after deadly COVID-19 outbreak

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FILE – In this Dec. 14, 2019, file photo, Newtown’s Mike Ricks (11) blocks Darien’s Sam Wilson (9) as the during the Class LL state high school football championship at Trumbull High School in Trumbull, Conn. After the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference failed to convince state health officials in an early September 2020 meeting that it could mitigate the risk of players spreading the new coronavirus by using face shields and requiring other safety protocols, the organization that oversees high school sports in Connecticut has once again voted to cancel the fall football season.

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Connecticut’s Department of Public Health has issued an emergency order that will close a Norwich nursing home where officials allege violations of COVID-19 protocols have led to several deaths.

Acting Commissioner Dr. Deidre Gifford said Wednesday’s unprecedented order to remove all 53 patients from Three Rivers Health Care Nursing Home came

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