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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.

Some $110 billion in PPP loans still available to small businesses

Created out by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the program allows small businesses and nonprofits to apply for low-interest private loans to pay for their payroll and certain other costs, and are forgivable if certain conditions are met.

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: 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.

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.

COVID-19 LATEST: CT hospitalizations drop for first time; Deaths near 1,100

The state saw the number of COVID-19-postive cases in its hospitals decline for the first time since the start of the pandemic.

COVID-19 LATEST: State passes 1,000 deaths; DECD small business loans could...

Connecticut marked another grim COVID-19 milestone today, adding another 65 deaths to bring the total to 1,036. Fairfield County recorded 19 fatalities to bring...

COVID-19 LATEST: County hospitalizations fall for first time; Lamont sees ‘glimmer...

Although Connecticut added another 45 COVID-19-related deaths since yesterday, bringing its total to 380, Gov. Ned Lamont said the rate of increase in hospitalizations is "not going up -- in fact, it may be going down a little bit," a possible sign that the state's number of coronavirus incidents has peaked.

COVID-19 LATEST: 300-plus deaths; Progress on unemployment claims; ‘Adequate’ supplies of...

Connecticut added another 49 COVID-19-related deaths since yesterday, bringing its total to 326. Another 110 persons have been hospitalized, bringing that total to 1,418. The new to-date numbers of tests conducted and of positive results are expected later tonight, Gov. Ned Lamont said. Updated county-by-county information is also not yet available.

COVID-19 LATEST: Numbers still rising, but ‘seem to be flattening out,’...

While Connecticut's number of COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations and deaths continues to rise, Gov. Ned Lamont today insisted that they "seem to be flattening out."

COVID-19 LATEST: Fairfield County nearing 100 deaths; Fed officials warn of...

Fairfield County recorded another 10 deaths since yesterday, bringing its total to 96. The county has 3,050 confirmed coronavirus cases, and has recorded 189 deaths.

CT grocery/retail store limitations go into effect today; alcohol delivery OK

Occupancy has been capped at 50% of store capacity, with staff required to maintain a count of the number of customers entering and exiting stores.