By CBSNewYork Team

HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork) — Monday brings the deadline for many Connecticut state workers to get vaccinated or submit to weekly testing.

That includes health care workers at long-term care facilities and state hospitals, and teachers and staff serving students in pre-k through 12th grade.

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Gov. Ned Lamont has directed heads of state agencies to put workers who don’t comply on unpaid leave, starting as soon as Tuesday.

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The National Guard may be activated to assist agencies that provide critical health and safety services, if they are hit by staff shortages.

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CBSNewYork Team