School closures mount as Connecticut records new coronavirus case

MERIDEN, Conn. (AP) — A fourth person in Connecticut has tested positive for the new coronavirus, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday as more schools around the state announced closures to try to slow the spread of the illness.

The latest positive test was in Stamford, Lamont said as he toured Protein Sciences, a company in Meriden that is conducting research for a possible vaccine for the virus.

Central Connecticut State University on Thursday announced it would close its New Britain campus immediately because a student was potentially exposed to somebody being tested for the virus.

Several universities, including the University of Connecticut, announced previously that they are switching to online-only classes.

School districts including Stamford, Darien, New Canaan and Wilton also have announced they are closing until further notice.

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