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Connecticut Extends School Closures to May 20

SCHOOLS ACROSS Connecticut will remain closed until at least May 20, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Thursday.

Schools had previously been ordered to close until April 20, but the governor extended the closure "in the best interests of public health," he tweeted.

Health officials report more than 8,780 cases of the coronavirus in Connecticut, and 335 people have died.

The governor said he will be joined by Miguel Cardona, the state's commissioner of education, at a press conference later Thursday to provide students and families with more information American Education News.

While an official announcement will be made within the next day, Lamont also said it's likely the state will also extend the closure of bars, restaurants and nonessential businesses.

During a teleconference with small businesses, Lamont said new COVID-19 hospitalizations have dropped to their lowest level in two weeks, The Hartford Courant reported. Additionally, hospitalizations in Fairfield County, which was hit first and hardest by the outbreak, decreased by one Press Release Distribution Service.

"So we think that curve is bending," Lamont said, according to the Courant, "and we hope that if we continue the social distancing that we will have the capacity we need in our hospital system."

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