On March 8, 2020 Gov. Ned Lamont announced the first declared case of coronavirus in a Connecticut resident.
Just 12 weeks later, the death toll in the state surpassed 4,000. In between, life had radically changed for everyone in many different ways.
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As the state begins to reopen, Connecticut Public’s reporters and visual journalists took a look back at three months of the pandemic through a radio special and a web presentation.
Listen to the voices of the pandemic, and explore scenes from the first wave of coronavirus in Connecticut. Hear the stories of essential workers, front-line healthcare staff, those who lost their jobs to the shutdown, and those who lost loved ones to the virus.
What did we get right, and what did we get wrong -- and are we prepared for what might happen in the future?