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‘Safety first, science-driven’ guidance on reopening CT stores and offices announced

Maximum restaurant and office capacity at 50%; frequent cleaning of all high-touch points; and face masks or cloth face coverings for all employees and customers are among the various guidelines that will be in place when Connecticut begins its soft reopening of businesses on May 20.

Connecticut well on its way to achieving seven criteria for soft...

Gov. Ned Lamont today unveiled seven criteria for the first of the state’s four reopening phases – some of which have already been accomplished – prior to the planned May 20 soft reopening of Connecticut’s economy.

Connecticut colleges and universities to begin reopening on May 20

A plan for a phased reopening of colleges and universities was unveiled by Gov. Ned Lamont today, as the state’s death toll topped 2,700 but hospitalizations again declined.

Hospitalizations up, but state sticking with May 20 soft reopening

COVID-19 hospitalizations increased for the first time in nearly two weeks, although Gov. Ned Lamont indicated that the state still plans to allow some...

PPE and testing supplies on the way as CT prepares for...

Gov. Ned Lamont also said that talks are ongoing with “a major Connecticut company” that is expressing optimism about developing a vaccine for the virus.

Plan unveiled to reopen CT restaurants, retail, offices on May 20...

After some back-and-forth over the past few weeks as to whether when some shuttered Connecticut businesses could start to reopen, Gov. Ned Lamont today affirmed that a number of sectors -- including restaurants, retailers, and hair salons -- will begin to open on May 20.

COVID-19 LATEST: Lamont calls for long-term recovery committees to be formed...

The state government is encouraging the formation of long-term recovery committees in every municipality -- an "effective way to bring our economy back," according to Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz -- as COVID-19-related hospitalizations continued to decline.

COVID-19 LATEST: Contact tracing ramping up as part of reopening strategy

The state is ramping up its “track and trace” strategy to get a better handle on its number of COVID-19 infections and exposures, Gov. Ned Lamont announced today – a move that will play a key role in Connecticut’s reopening strategy.

COVID-19 LATEST: Decisions on reopening some businesses could come within 7-10...

With roughly straight seven days of declining hospitalizations – the federal government recommends 14 consecutive days before easing restrictions -- Gov. Ned Lamont said that announcements about reopening some businesses could be made within the next 7-10 days.

COVID-19 LATEST: Hospitalizations continue to decrease, but deaths up by 125

A continued decline in COVID-19-related hospitalizations is giving hope that the state is on the downside of the coronavirus curve, Gov. Ned Lamont said today, even as positive cases rose by over 800 and another 125 deaths were recorded.

Funeral homes in the COVID era: ‘Altering traditions that have been...

“Even under normal circumstances, there are sometimes delays to services beyond anyone’s control," says Jonathan L. Green, a licensed funeral director/embalmer at Abraham L. Green & Son Funeral Home in Fairfield. "We are working closely with the medical community, and local and state governments to keep our traditions while safely navigating this public health crisis.”

COVID-19 LATEST: Momentum building for possible reopening of some CT businesses...

The loosening of social distancing efforts and a concurrent reopening of some businesses could begin in June, according to one of the co-chairs of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Board.

COVID-19 LATEST: Congressional aid welcomed as county deaths near 600

Fairfield and New Haven counties continue to be flat when it comes to COVID-19 cases, Gov. Ned Lamont said today while Hartford County continues to ramp up.

COVID-19 LATEST: Quest/Hartford HealthCare partnership to dramatically increase testing

The state will see an 80% increase in COVID-19 testing under an expanded partnership between Hartford HealthCare and Quest Diagnostics that was announced at Gov. Ned Lamont's afternoon briefing.

COVID-19 LATEST: Numbers soar due to new CDC math; Lamont unmoved...

A change in the criteria used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to count COVID-19 cases has resulted in Connecticut’s numbers of positive test results and deaths rising dramatically, Gov. Ned Lamont announced today. As a result, the number of COVID-positive cases rose by 1,853 to 19,815, while deaths increased by 204 to 1,331.