UConn doctor faces charges for allegedly intentionally coughing on medical employees

Witnesses told police that Dr. Cory Edgar intentionally coughed on two employees at the health center while they were in close quarters.

Witnesses told police that Dr. Cory Edgar intentionally coughed on two employees at the health center while they were in close quarters. Witnesses said that they believed he was “disregarding space and safety concerns involving the coronavirus pandemic.” 

Dr. Edgar was issued a misdemeanor breach of peace summons on Thursday morning by UConn Police. 

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Edgar is not believed to have the coronavirus, Walker said.

UConn Health spokeswoman Jennifer Walker issued the following statement:

“The involved doctor has confirmed that he is in excellent health and does not to his knowledge have COVID-19. We can also state that any UConn Health employee with an indication of illness is asked to stay home, and during this pandemic all employees are screened for symptoms prior to entering the premises.”

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