Lamont announces additional coronavirus relief funding to assist schools with fall operations

Lamont says $160M in funding will be available to school districts to safely reopen, assist them with costs associated with responding to COVID-19 and support local operations for the 2020-21 academic year.

News 12 Staff

Aug 6, 2020, 7:11 PM

Updated 1,406 days ago

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Lamont announces additional coronavirus relief funding to assist schools with fall operations
 BRIEFING UPDATES:
-8,984 tests were administered and 20 came back positive (0.22% positivity rate)
-66 patients are hospitalized (increase of 7)
-For 3rd day in a row, no COVID-related deaths were reported
-Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona says latest data shows it is safe for in person learning in September. 
-Gov. Ned Lamont says he is launching the National Guard to help with Isaias recovery effort.
-National Guard will be embedded with UI and Eversource.
-Initial phase of deployment will involve four teams that will support state and local authorities in removing large debris blocking roadways.
-Additional coronavirus relief funding will help CT school districts with fall operations.
-Lamont says $160M in funding will be available to school districts to safely reopen, assist them with costs associated with responding to COVID-19 and support local operations for the 2020-21 academic year.
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