SCADD halts admissions to New London detox because of staff member with suspected COVID-19

SCADD announced a staff member at its New London detox facility has a suspected case of COVID-19.

Stonington nonprofits join forces to help residents during pandemic

A consortium of local nonprofit groups here are pooling their resources during the coronavirus pandemic to continue serving community members who rely on them.

Lamont reports 24 more virus deaths since Saturday, four more EB cases

In New London County there was some good news as the number of confirmed cases, 57, and the number of hospitalizations, 10, remained the same. There was however one more death, raising the number to 4 in the county.

College students back home adjusting to online classes

Their challenges range from doing lab classes remotely and lost income to canceled events and sports seasons.

Community Foundation announces $748,500 for nonprofits, hospitals for COVID-19 response

The grants to 24 nonprofits were fast-tracked through the regular grants cycle, and in addition, four hospitals are getting money.


Americans' right to know now means digital access

People with digital access have far more ways to cope from home than those who don't, particularly the elderly and families of school-age children without high-speed internet.

Far from perfect, but aid welcomed

Ironically, those who could most benefit from the $1,200 checks Washington is sending out could have the hardest time accessing the money.

Business bailout immense, need may be bigger

This program will have great impact on the southeastern Connecticut. Communication with the business community will be critical to make sure the region takes full advantage.

Making sense of mixed COVID-19 messages

We reach the conclusion that America must strengthen the containment strategy, knowing that it will not save us from a bad end, but cognizant that it can avoid a far more catastrophic outcome.

Raimondo's overreach

Less extreme measures, which do not raise constitutional concerns or invite reciprocal roadblocks to be set up at other state borders, could accomplish the goal nearly as effectively.

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Police: Man coughed, spit on produce at Stop & Shop

Police are pursuing charges against a man they say was coughing and spitting on produce at a Massachusetts grocery

More than 100 inmates transferred after virus unrest

More than 100 inmates have been transferred after unrest at the Carl Robinson Correctional Institution in Enfield

Mystic Knotwork announces fundraiser for Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center

While it is closed to the public, Mystic Knotwork has ramped up its online operations and is donating 10% of all sales from its website to the center.

Groton Utilities Commission to hold special meeting Wednesday

A special meeting of Groton Utilities Commission/Water Pollution Control Authority will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.

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NFL going virtual for upcoming draft

The NFL draft will be conducted in a virtual format, with team personnel working from their homes

British Open canceled until '21 as golf schedule reworked

Golf will only have three major championships at the most this year


Stock markets surge even as the U.S. braces for 'hardest and saddest' week

South Korea is recording encouragingly low numbers of new cases, and China's powerful economy is beginning to come back online.

Pentagon chief defends firing of Navy carrier captain over virus warning

In this Nov. 15, 2019, photo, U.S. Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), addresses the crew during an all-hands call on the ship's flight deck while conducting routine operations in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. U.S. defense leaders are backing the Navy's decision to fire the ship captain who sought help for his coronavirus-stricken aircraft carrier, even as videos showed his sailors cheering him as he walked off the vessel. Videos went viral on social media Friday, April 3, 2020, showing hundreds of sailors gathered on the ship chanting and applauding Crozier as he walked down the ramp, turned, saluted, waved and got into a waiting car. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Huynh via AP)

Defense Secretary Mark Esper is defending the firing of a Navy captain who sought help for sailors on his aircraft carrier amid a growing coronavirus outbreak as a case of holding leaders “accountable.”

Americans told to brace for 'Pearl Harbor moment'

President Donald Trump listens as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, answers a reporter's question during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Sunday, April 5, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Americans are being advised to steel themselves for one of the most agonizing weeks in living memory as President Donald Trump and his advisers predict that parts of the country are nearing a peak of cases of COVID-19, the disease caused by the...

U.S. 'wasted' months before preparing for virus pandemic

In this March 24, 2020, file photo, stacks of medical supplies are housed at the Jacob Javits Center that will become a temporary hospital in response to the COVID-19 outbreak in New York. A review of federal purchasing contracts by The Associated Press shows federal agencies waited until mid-March to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator masks, mechanical ventilators and other equipment needed by front-line health care workers. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

The first alarms sounded in early January that the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in China would ignite a global pandemic

Grocery workers are key during the virus. And they're afraid

In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Garrett Ward sprays disinfectant on a conveyor belt between checking out shoppers behind a plexiglass panel at a Hy-Vee grocery store in Overland Park, Kan. From South Africa to Italy to the U.S., grocery workers — many in low-wage jobs — are manning the front lines amid worldwide lockdowns, their work deemed essential to keep food and critical goods flowing. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Grocery workers across the globe are working the frontlines during lockdowns meant to keep the coronavirus from spreading

Japan could declare coronavirus state of emergency soon

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. (Bloomberg photo by Kiyoshi Ota)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is set to declare a state of emergency within days, after coronavirus cases in Tokyo jumped over the weekend to top 1,000 for the first time and raised worries of a more explosive surge, media reports said.

Pro day cancellations forcing changes to NFL draft process

In this Oct. 12, 2019, file photo, Indiana wide receiver Nick Westbrook runs during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Rutgers, in Bloomington, Ind. Gone for the most part this year are access to in-person interviews, campus workouts and visits to team headquarters. Those who competed in college all-star games but didn't receive a combine invite, like Indiana receiver Nick Westbrook, have the advantage of performing in front of scouts. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

Longtime football executive Bill Polian mastered the philosophy of talent evaluation so well that he drafted some of the NFL's best players

Ex-NFL kicker, Saints hero Tom Dempsey dies at 73

In this Nov. 8, 1970, file photo, New Orleans Saints kicker Tom Dempsey (19) moves up to kick a 63-yard field goal as teammate Joe Scarpati holds the ball and Detroit Lions' Alex Karras (71) rushes in while Saints' Bill Cody (66) blocks, in New Orleans. Dempsey, who played in the NFL despite being born without toes on his kicking foot and made a record 63-yard field goal, died late Saturday, April 4, 2020, in New Orleans while struggling with complications from the new coronavirus, his daughter said. He was 73 years old. (AP Photo/File)

Former NFL kicker Tom Dempsey has died at 73 from what his family described as complications from the new coronavirus

Pats' McDaniels faces huge challenge prepping Brady's successor

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels faces a major challenge rebuilding the offense following the departure of quarterback Tom Brady to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Josh McDaniels faces huge challenge prepping Tom Brady's successor

Trump says 'toughest' weeks ahead as coronavirus spreads

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Donald Trump is warning that the country would see a lot of death ahead as the U.S. moves into what into what he says is its “toughest” weeks with the coronavirus

N.Y. gets 1,100 ventilators with help from China, Oregon

A medic of the Elmhurst Hospital Center medical team reacts after stepping outside of the emergency room, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in the Queens borough of New York. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York has secured a planeload of ventilators from China, and Oregon is sending a shipment of its own to battle the coronavirus pandemic at its U.S. core

Thousands of Zoom video calls left exposed on open web

Lamar Elementary School principal Erin Honeycutt sets up a

The discovery that the videos are available on the open Web adds to a string of Zoom privacy concerns that have come to public attention as the service became the preferred alternative for American work, school and social life.

Florence Griswold Museum is closed due to COVID-19 -- but will be offering virtual tours

Tony Healy, of Capture - Visual Marketing, moves the Matterport 3D camera to a new location in the artist’s bedroom of the Florence Griswold House in Old Lyme on March 25. The museum is working to create a virtual tour that will available to the public now that the venue is closed due to coronavirus restrictions. (Sarah Gordon / The Day)

“Museums right now are really benefiting from being able to share their message online. But also we’re recognizing how welcome those tools are to those of us who are all in our homes and looking to have new experiences each day."

Puerto Rico discovers face masks, gloves, other medical supplies in closed hospital

National Guard personnel carry out bio screening on arriving passengers at the Luis Muñoz Marin Airport in an effort to detect and isolate the new coronavirus, in Carolina, Puerto Rico, Tuesday, March 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Carlos Giusti)

The suspected mismanagement of essential supplies during Hurricane Maria has turned out to be a boon for Puerto Rico as it fights a rise in coronavirus cases

For students with individualized education programs, distance learning presents additional challenges

Rebecca Atkins, a special education teacher with The Light House, delivers home lessons and a pizza-making kit Monday, March 30, 2020, to student Zach Blette, 17, at his New London home. James Blette, 6, looks on from the porch. The pizza-making kits were supplied by Daddy Jack's restaurant and include dough and toppings. Atkins meets with her students each day via video conference software and delivers lesson materials each week to their homes. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Remote learning is hard enough for students, parents and teachers in general, but for kids with autism, ADHD or dyslexia, there are additional considerations.

Region's educators move more than 25,000 students to online learning

A still shot from a video Friendship School kindergarten teacher Tessa Jackson recorded and uploaded from her at-home classroom onto her Google Classroom this week teaching students about letters. Jackson made sure to bring home posters and other materials, such as owl puppets, she uses at school to help teach students while at home. (Courtesy of LEARN)

Teachers and administrators rose to what they’ve described as a gargantuan challenge, prepping and executing a regionwide initiative to get students online and learning amid the COVID-19 outbreak that has shuttered schools.

Day employees working remotely to bring you the news during the COVID-19 pandemic

Parks Foreman Jason Alves, left, and maintenance worker Michael Rak work on closing the playground Thursday, March 19, 2020, at McCook Point Park in Niantic. The Day has tackled a host of challenges to provide coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on the communities of southeastern Connecticut.  (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

The Day has tackled a host of challenges to provide coverage of the impact of the coronavirus on the communities of southeastern Connecticut.

Disaster declarations approved as New England virus death toll rises

People wear protective masks while walking under flowering magnolia trees on Commonwealth Avenue, Saturday, April 4, 2020, in Boston. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Connecticut submarine builder Electric Boat's president has tested positive for the coronavirus

Nuclear plant spent fuel transfer to go on despite coronavirus concerns

Plans to transfer radioactive spent fuel at the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Plymouth to steel-lined dry casks will go on as scheduled despite the coronavirus pandemic

Waterford nursing home reports third confirmed case of COVID-19

A third resident of Bayview Health Care nursing home has tested positive for COVID-19.

Groton metal shop 'moving a mountain' to provide nose strips for homemade masks

Volunteers Avarie Manfredi of Baltic, left, and Jacob Valdez of Groton, in background, help carry boxes of metal nose clip orders for Tammy de la Cruz, right, to place in her vehicle parked outside Hillery Company in Groton on Friday, April 3, 2020, while preparing to go to the post office. The strips are being requested by people who are making masks, which are needed but in short supply because of the coronavirus pandemic.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

With the help of volunteeers who are wearing masks at the Meridian Street shop and practicing social distancing, the Hillery Company has made and shipped tens of thousands of aluminum strips to secure homemade masks to the face.

John Henry's under fire for furloughing some Liverpool FC staff

Red Sox owner John Henry, who also owns Liverpool FC of the English Premier League, is under fire for furloughing LFC employees during coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

John Henry's Liverpool Football Club under fire for furloughing some staff

Bluff Point, other state parks reach social distancing capacity on sunny Saturday

Locations turned away visitors Saturday in order to maintain safe conditions for social distancing, according to a DEEP spokesman.

Trump meets with US pro sports leaders to discuss virus

President Donald Trump speaks during a coronavirus task force briefing at the White House on Saturday in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Donald Trump has met by phone with many U.S. pro sports leaders to discuss how that industry has been affected by the global coronavirus pandemic

Municipal meetings

Municipal meetings for the week beginning Sunday, April 5, 2020.

McLaughlin wins virtual IndyCar event racing from Australia

In this image taken from video provided by iRacing IndyCar, IndyCar Pato O'Ward, foreground, heads into a turn during opening lap of the American Red Cross Grand Prix virtual IndyCar auto race at Watkins Glen International on March 28. (iRacing IndyCar via AP)

Scott McLaughlin has won IndyCar’s second virtual race

Cause of death to be determined on 6-week-old infant

The baby had no other known medical conditions other than COVID-19.

Fields of green: Mild winter, no games aid ballpark grass

n this aerial photo, Oriole Park at Camden Yards is closed on what would've been Opening Day on Thursday in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

The grass could be greener at Major League Baseball stadiums this season

Premier League players can't agree wage cuts

Liverpool goalkeeper Adrian, bottom, reacts after he fails to save the ball as Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente scores his side's second goal during a second leg Champions League match on March 11 at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

English Premier League players have rejected a move by clubs to cut their wages by 30% during the coronavirus pandemic

Andre Jackson getting ready for first season at UConn

Andre Jackson of Albany Academy (N.Y.), warms up with teammates prior to a  game against Murry Bergtraum of New York City. Jackson, a 6-foot-7 swingman and UConn commit, has been working out at home on his own during the coronavirus pandemic to prepare for this first season in Storrs. (Photo by Gavin Keefe/The Day)

Andre Jackson is doing whatever he can under challenging circumstances to prepare for his first season at UConn.

Checking in with ... Sophia DiCocco (NFA)

Norwich Free Academy Sophia DiCocco, an All-ECC and All-Area outfielder, came on to pitch in relief in the Class LL state semifinals and championship game in 2019 after starter Bailey Comeau suffered an injury to her pitching hand. This photo shows DiCocco, a lefty, pitching in the title game against Southington. (Photo courtesy of Sophia DiCocco)

(Editor's note: The Day will be publishing a profile of a spring athlete for each day the high school athletic season is suspended.) School: Norwich Free Academy Class:...

State colleges won't lay off workers, transition to online learning was nearly seamless

Refunds for meals and housing throughout the system will average about $3,200 per student.

Groton Human Services distributes book bags to kids

Groton Human Services has assembled bags of books to distribute to families so kids can enjoy them at home. (Courtesy of Groton Human Services Director Marge Fondulas)

Groton Human Services began distributing this week books for kids to enjoy while they are home.

Time with dad in Waterford

Matt Romano of Gales Ferry plays tag with his daughters, Matea Romano-Sublett, 4, second from right in front, Doralisa Romano-Sublett, 7, second from right back, Camila Romano-Sublett, 4, right, and their friend, Leandro Garcia, 5, left, of New London on Friday, April 3, 2020, at Harkness Memorial State Park in Waterford.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Harkness Memorial State Park provided a nice little getaway for some fathers and their children, cooped up after days of work and schoolwork at home.

Groton City announces first two cases of COVID-19

Groton City Police announced Saturday morning that two city residents have tested positive for COVID-19.

Lyme and Old Lyme set up coronavirus relief fund to help residents in need

The towns also are rallying together a robust volunteer base to help those needing food deliveries, prescription pick-ups or even just walking the dog.

Seely School sale to go to public hearing Tuesday

The Town Council will hold a virtual public hearing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on the proposed sale of the former William Seely School property at 55 Seely School Drive.

White House tries to narrow stockpile's role for states battling virus

President Donald Trump points to a reporter to ask a question as he speaks about the coronavirus in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, Thursday, April 2, 2020, in Washington, as White House adviser Jared Kushner listens. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

The Trump administration has abruptly changed its description of the Strategic National Stockpile and put forward a narrower vision of the role the federal government’s repository of life-saving medicines and equipment should play in...

Rhode Islanders encouraged to use cloth coverings in public

Passers-by walk down a nearly empty street, Monday, March 30, 2020, in Providence, R.I. Many people are working from home and many business have closed indefinitely out of concern about the coronavirus. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Rhode Island's top medical official is encouraging residents to wear “cloth-based coverings” on their faces when in public to help curb the spread of the coronavirus

Cuomo to order shift in ventilators to overwhelmed hospitals in N.Y.

Cars pass the Jacob Javitz Convention Center Friday, April 3, 2020, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that center will be

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he will issue and order for ventilators be redeployed to overwhelmed hospitals from other places amid an alarming increase in COVID-19-related deaths

Sailors cheer Navy captain dismissed for raising virus alarms on aircraft carrier

Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt (CVN 71), gives remarks during an all-hands call on the ship’s flight deck Dec. 15, 2019. (U.S. Navy handout photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Alexander Williams)

There was no social distancing inside the USS Theodore Roosevelt, which briefly pulsated with a throng of admirers for their commander, relieved of duty by the Navy on Thursday for his outspoken plea for help with the coronavirus outbreak onboard.

Stonington man dies from COVID-19 as cases in the state soar

Eric Vilcheck of Old Lyme EMS collects boxes of supplies as fire and emergency medical personnel from area departments line up to receive personal protective equipment distributed by the Connecticut Department of Public Health on Friday, April 3, 2020, at American Ambulance in Norwich. Departments from New London, Windham and Tolland counties were able to pick up boxes of N95 masks, face shields and surgical gowns at the site. Personnel from the Department of Correction assisted the Office of Emergency Medical Services with the delivery.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

The death of a 94-year-old man is the first COVID-19 death in the Ledge Light Health District.

Farmers face volatile times amid restaurant closures, grocery shortages

Marci Tefft, left, of Stonyledge Farm in North Stonington, helps customers Saturday, March 21, 2020, at the Stonington Farmers Market.  The winter location for the market is usually indoors at the Velvet Mill but, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the market has been moved to the parking lot. (Dana Jensen/The Day)

The state designated farms and farmers' markets as essential businesses that can remain open and operate as normal during the public health emergency.

While providing COVID-19 business assistance, some normal chamber activity carries on

The Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut held its annual meeting virtually last month, electing new board officers and announcing staff promotions.

Churches offer prayers for Norwich, New London hospitals

Pastor Joel Rivera, center, of Get Wrapped Church in New London, leads members of his congregation along with members of Norwich's Castle Church in a community prayer Friday, April 3, 2020, in the parking lot of Backus Hospital in Norwich.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

As hospitals deal with the evolving coronavirus pandemic, they have been getting some spiritual support from area churches.

Basketball Hall of Fame set to announce 2020 class

In this Feb. 23, 2007, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, top, goes up for a shot between Boston Celtics' Paul Pierce, left, and Al Jefferson during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles. Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as members of the 2020 enshrinement class for the Basketball Hall of Fame on Saturday. (AP Photo/Branimir Kvartuc, File)

Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan and Kevin Garnett are all expected to be officially announced as part of the 2020 class of enshrinees by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame

SEAT announces service changes

Southeast Area Transit announced a series of service changes, some already in effect, during the coronavirus pandemic.

WNBA postpones start of season because of virus

The WNBA has postponed the start of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic

Defense lawyers, ACLU seek emergency court hearing over prison COVID-19 concerns

The Department of Correction, which has been working to reduce the prison population, is reporting that as of 2 p.m. Thursday, 16 staff members and eight inmates at its 14 facilities have tested positive for COVID-19.

Bozrah company shifts to making hospital beds, partitions

John Uliano, director of operations for Gilman Brothers, demonstrates how the company's new beds are assembled Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at its facility in Bozrah. The company focuses on foam board material products transitioned to making the beds and partitions to meet the needs of COVID-19 response. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

Gilman Brothers, which makes materials used for signage and exhibits, pivoted to making beds and partitions for medical facilities. It's already made 1,000 of each for makeshift hospitals where recovering COVID-19 patients will be sent.

Face coverings recommended, but Trump says he won't wear one

Lowe's customers wear gloves and masks as they shop, Friday, April 3, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

President Donald Trump has announced new federal guidelines recommending that Americans wear face coverings when in public

HUD awards Mashantuckets grant to aid coronavirus response

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Friday it was providing the Mashantucket Pequot Tribe with nearly $17,000 in Indian Housing Block Grants.

Region leaders urge approval of online gaming for tribes; Lamont declines

The Southeastern Connecticut Council of Governments had called on the governor to immediately grant the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes permission to provide online gaming.

Most of Westerly is outside Gov. Raimondo's border checkpoints

A member of the Rhode Island National Guard 169th Military Police Company talks to the occupant of a vehicle with New York license plates at a rest area located near Exit 3, in the area of Wyoming, R.I., Saturday, March 28, 2020, to find out if they are traveling through the state or planning on staying for a period of time.  (Dana Jensen/The Day)

Westerly, where there are so many cars with Connecticut plates, is largely spared the Rhode Island governor's interception of out-of-state drivers.

State courts to accept restraining order applications remotely

Forms and instructions for the new emergency procedure will be posted on the Judicial Branch website next week.

Stocks drop as coronavirus crunches the job market, economy

In this Jan. 3, 2020, file photo, the Wall St. street sign is framed by U.S. flags flying outside the New York Stock Exchange in New York. Global stocks are down, Friday, April 3, after the U.S. government said employers cut 701,000 jobs in March as they shut down or sharply curtailed business due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

Stocks fell Friday following the latest grim reading of the coronavirus outbreak's economic toll

U.S. Women's Open in Houston postponed until December

The U.S. Women's Open is moving from the end of spring to the middle of December

The biggest bad guy at WrestleMania is coronavirus

In this March 29, 2015, file photo, Brock Lesnar makes his entrance at Wrestlemania XXXI in Santa Clara, Calif. While real sports have shut down in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, WWE has pressed on and is set to run this weekend its first WrestleMania in an empty arena. WWE stood firm that the show must go on and largely moved a card highlighted by stars Brock Lesnar and John Cena to its performance center in Orlando, Florida. (AP Photo/Don Feria, File)

While real sports have shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, WWE has pressed

Playing politics during a pandemic? You no longer matter

This pandemic, if nothing else, has illustrated a few things to me: 1) politics during a health crisis are toxic and destructive; and 2) the unending need to be right about everything is overrated.

Checking in with ... Thomas Joyner III (Fitch)

Fitch's Thomas Joyner III throws the discus during the 2018 state track championship meet at Willow Brook Park in New Britain. (Sarah Gordon/The Day)

(Editor's note: The Day will be publishing a profile of a spring athlete for each day the high school athletic season is suspended.) School: Fitch High School Class:...

H.S. coaches keeping teams connected — and fit — during social distancing era

Waterford coach Andrew Walker gets a high five from relief pitcher Maddie Burrows during last year's Class M semifinal win over Granby. The Lancers were scheduled to open defense of their state title on Saturday at Killingly before the COVID-19 pandemic put the 2020 season on hold. (Sean D. Elliot/The Day)

Saturday was scheduled to be opening day of the spring season for CIAC schools before COVID-19 postponed it. Coaches have taken to social media and other platforms to keep their teams connected and ready to play.

English Premier League suspended indefinitely

The statue of the late England player Bobby Moore outside Wembley Stadium in London. The English Premier League suspended its season indefinitely on Friday. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

The English Premier League has been suspended indefinitely following a meeting of the 20 clubs where a series of financial measures were discussed amid the coronavirus pandemic

TV viewership climbing with people stuck at home by virus

This combination of photos shows, from left, Nicole Kidman in a scene from

With millions of people stuck at home due to the coronavirus outbreak, television viewership is on the rise

NYC mayor urges national enlistment program for doctors

In this March 31, 2020 file photo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the USTA Indoor Training Center where a 350-bed temporary hospital will be built  in New York.  De Blasio is calling for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses, on Friday, April 3,  to handle an expected surge in coronavirus cases in New York and other places around the country. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II, File)

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is calling for a national enlistment program for doctors and nurses to handle an expected surge in coronavirus cases in New York and other places around the country