Connecticut Conversations: Coronavirus

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As more cases of coronavirus crop up across the country, health officials in Connecticut are in high gear to keep the public aware of how best to protect against contracting the virus. Connecticut Conversations: Coronavirus is a special presentation premiering on Thursday, March 19, 2020 on CPTV, Connecticut Public Radio and live streaming.

During this studio show, Connecticut Public Radio health reporter Nicole Leonard leads a conversation with local experts and answers questions from the public. The topics are related directly to what’s happening in the state regarding health and wellness, medical information, school plans and procedures and public safety.

Guests include:

  • Dr. Henry Anyimadu*
    Infectious Diseases, Hospital of Central Connecticut (Hartford HealthCare)
  • Miguel Cardona
    Connecticut Commissioner of Education
  • Dr. Kevin Dieckhaus*
    Chief, Division Infectious Diseases at UConn
  • David Lehman
    Commissioner & Governor’s Senior Economic Advisor
  • Dr. Joseph Vinetz*
    Infectious Diseases, Yale Medicine

*Appearing in-studio

How to Watch the Program

This program originally aired on CPTV on March 19, 2020. It is now streaming in full in the video player above, on the Connecticut Public mobile app, on, and on YouTube.

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Additional Resources from Connecticut Public

  • Visit for updates on the most recent information about the COVID-19 virus, its spread, and what you can do to prepare and keep yourself and those around you healthy.
  • Visit for the latest reporting from Connecticut Public Radio and NPR about COVID-19.