Connecticut dental clinic closed due to coronavirus concerns

The 2020 Connecticut Mission of Mercy dental clinic has been canceled until further notice due to mounting concerns of the coronavirus, according to local news station WFSB.

Danbury-based Western Connecticut State University planned to host the event March 20-21 at its O'Neill Center. The event has been going on every year since 2008.

Patients who visit the dental clinic can receive free dental services, including health screenings, X-rays, cleanings, fillings, extractions and oral surgery. Currently, the group is in talks to find a new date to hold the free clinic.

"The CT Mission of Mercy Free Dental Clinic is a critically important volunteer healthcare initiative that's become a tradition in our state," said Gov. Ned Lamont, according to WFSB.

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