By Madison Smith / Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott Arizona, are handling the pandemic differently than the University of Connecticut.Nathan Hawk, a residential freshman at the Daytona Beach campus, said about the testing on campus, “Every now and then they’ll do tests but most of the time it is at your own discretion.”
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Julia Gintof / Individuals from diverse positions believe the current method of COVID-19 vaccine rollout is ineffective.
The number of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths in people of color due to the coronavirus is higher than white Americans on average, while these populations have received less vaccinations thus far. This disparity is drawing significant concern from experts in various fields.
Cheryl Cato Blakemore, Senior Director of Strategic Communications and Public Relations at Race Forward, has worked closely with marginalized minority communities.
By Carson Swick / STORRS — Though there is light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel, the fate of many Connecticut restaurants hangs in the balance.
Since Gov. Ned Lamont first imposed capacity restrictions more than a year ago, restaurants across the state have had to cope with massive revenue losses. By November, such losses had proven to be the end of the road for over 600 restaurants, according to The Hartford Courant.
As that number continues to climb, the demand for relief is greater than ever. On Thursday, March 11, President Joe Biden signed the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, freeing up $28.6 billion in federal grants for restaurant operators across the country.
By Hector Cruz-Rodriguez / HARTFORD — After a spike in exposures and cases during the month of December, confirmed cases have been seeing a steady decline in recent weeks, with staff expected to get their second dose of the vaccine on March 25.
This spike in cases could be attributed to many families choosing to have gatherings and parties over the holidays.
Even with the number of travelers scanned by TSA on Christmas Day being 23% of the total number screened one year before, many districts around the country saw spikes in cases and hospitalizations.