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With the national health emergency for Covid-19 about to expire and the disease itself on the wane as a dominant topic, the amount of meaningful case data now collected and reported has also diminished. So, after three years, we no longer publish scheduled reports.
Our coverage of the coronavirus began on March 5, 2020, when Weston First Selectman Chris Spaulding assembled a task force of state, regional, and local medical and emergency officials (as pictured above) to begin development of readiness plans.
At the time, little was known about the disease. It was initially thought — or hoped — that the virus would be like a mild flu. Social distancing, masks, remote education, and vaccinations were yet to come. For some, Covid-19 was indeed like a mild flu. For about one million Americans, thousands in Connecticut, it was deadly, and the social and economic impact will be felt for years.