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Six days in to Phase 1 of reopening the state, the picture in Connecticut is good, at least on an anecdotal basis. So said Gov. Ned Lamont at his daily briefing today. However, he noted, disagreement with the tribal owners over their planned June 1 reopening continues.
This is a limited series of Q&As by Fairfield County Business Journal Bureau Chief Kevin Zimmerman with leaders in various business sectors and industries....
Gov. Ned Lamont focused on the continued ramping up of COVID-19 testing at today's briefing, noting that the number of weekly tests has increased from about 18,000 a couple of weeks ago to roughly 29,000 now.
Asked by the Business Journal if Renee Coleman-Mitchell had resigned or been dismissed, the governor said: “That’s still being worked out.”
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.
"We're fighting a war against this virus -- a war that never is won," Gov. Ned Lamont said this morning. Acknowledging that there's a growing outcry "to get back to our everyday lives," he said: "Now is not the time to relax the social distancing."
Fairfield County still has the state’s largest number of coronavirus incidents, with 4,417 confirmed cases, 665 hospitalizations and 155 deaths.
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