Connecticut dental hygienists protest as practices reopen

Connecticut dental hygienists protested May 20 in front of the state capital to demonstrate their concern about contracting COVID-19 as dental practices reopen, according to local CBS affiliate WFSB.

Gov. Ned Lamont's phase one of reopening allows dental offices to resume routine procedures as long as patients have their temperature and pulse oxygen checked before receiving care. Some dental hygienists are expressing worry that they could still contract COVID-19 at work.

"Why should we put people at risk when you can contract it so easily?” dental hygienist Meghan Zadrowski asked WFSB.

Hygienists organizing the protests said they wore scrubs and masks with "X's” on them and stood 6 feet apart from one another.

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