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Photos: Connecticut During Coronavirus

Mar 15, 2020

Closures, cancellations, emergency orders and remote working: Daily life as we know it is being disrupted at a rapid pace as the world attempts to grapple with a public health crisis. Here’s a look at life in Connecticut amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Nearly empty shelves of bathroom tissue at ShopRite in Canton on March 13. Many Connecticut stores have seen shoppers stock up on supplies and food amid the coronavirus health crisis.
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Nearly bare shelves in the bread aisle at ShopRite in Canton on March 13. Many Connecticut stores have seen shoppers stock up on supplies and food amid the coronavirus health crisis.
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Maintenance supervisor Micali Marison, left, loads empty boxes of bathroom tissue on a pallet for co-worker Calvil Leslie, right, after restocking the shelves at a Walmart in Avon.
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A shopper peeks through the bread shelves that are nearly empty at Walmart in Avon on March 13.
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SMG Corporate Services day porter Juan Valenzuela wipes down a gavel in the Senate chambers while the Connecticut State Capitol is closed on March 12. The Capitol and Legislative Office Building will remain closed until Monday, March 30, due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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SMG Corporate Services day porter Juan Valenzuela wipes down the chairs of the Senate leadership during a deep clean in the Senate chamber while the Connecticut State Capitol is closed due to the coronavirus outbreak on March 12.
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SMG Corporate Services day porter Luis Almenas disinfects all the microphones during a deep clean in the Senate chamber while the Connecticut State Capitol is closed on March 12.
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The Senate chamber undergoes a deep cleaning by SMG Corporate Services on March 12 while the Connecticut State Capitol is closed. The building will remain closed until March 30 due to the coronavirus outbreak.
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The empty House of Representatives during the closure of the Connecticut State Capitol.
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A quiet Yale campus in New Haven during the school's spring break on March 11. The school is planning to shift classes online after the break ends to curb the spread of COVID-19.
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Quinnipiac University in Hamden is empty during the school's spring break on March 11. The school announced that students will not return to campus at the end of the recess, and classes will be conducted online in response to the spread of COVID-19.
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Hartford's Union Station is empty on March 13, 2020.
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A quiet Union Station is seen on March 13, 2020, in Hartford. The transit hub services people traveling by buses, shuttles and commuter rail and has seen a drop in travelers since the coronavirus outbreak.
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A traveler enters a quiet Union Station in Hartford on Friday, March 13, 2020, during a usually busy time.
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Greyhound ticket agent Jen Rivera, 27, helps a customer with his travel at Union Station in Hartford. "I wear this because I don't want to get sick and I have to come to work," she said about her gloves and mask on March 13, 2020.
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Weaver High School students are dismissed at the end of the school day on Friday, March 13, 2020. Hartford Public Schools announced they are closing indefinitely to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
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On March 11, 2020, CIAC Executive Director Glenn Lungarini is surrounded by students during an interview as hundreds of high school athletes, parents and coaches protest outside the offices of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference. The CIAC canceled the remainder of the winter season for all high school championship tournaments for fear of spreading the coronavirus.
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Seventeen-year-old Pomperaug High School senior and swimmer Ethan Waskiel tries to get someone to open the front door of the CIAC in Cheshire as hundreds of high school student-athletes, parents and coaches protest on March 11, 2020, outside the CIAC's offices after the cancellation of winter high school championship tournaments over fears of spreading the coronavirus.
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Hundreds of high school student-athletes, parents and coaches protest outside the Cheshire offices of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) on March 11, 2020, after the ruling body of high school sports canceled the rest of the winter season for all championship tournaments.
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After a news conference at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Gov. Ned Lamont listens to Dr. Danyal Ibrahim, director of medical toxicology for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Saint Francis and regional chief quality officer for Trinity Health of New England. The news conference was held on March 6, 2020, to discuss the state's response to and preparedness for COVID-19.
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John F. Rodis, president of Saint Francis Hospital, opens a news conference on the state’s preparedness for COVID-19 at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center on March 6, 2020, in Hartford.
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