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The state saw the number of COVID-19-postive cases in its hospitals decline for the first time since the start of the pandemic.
Approximately 1,033 patients have been hospitalized, and statewide fatalities now stand at 165, with Fairfield County accounting for 86 of those deaths.
Gov. Ned Lamont announced an agreement with some 65 credit unions and banks in Connecticut to offer mortgage relief to the state’s residents and businesses who continue to face hardship caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic.
“We’re constantly discussing options for our customers in the face of hardship,” says Patriot Bank President Richard Muskus Jr. “We will do what we can as an organization to help them – the bank is not going to abandon them.”
Gov. Ned Lamont's latest executive order permits certain restaurants and other eating establishments to sell alcohol with take-out food orders under certain conditions.
Gov. Ned Lamont Lamont took a swing at the federal government’s response to the crisis, saying that “significant cash payments” and two weeks’ paid sick leave for affected workers must be made available. “If the federal government doesn’t get that right, Connecticut will get that right,” he declared.
The lawmakers said they are worried it will have adverse economic impacts in eastern Hartford County due to the high saturation of the two banks in the area.
RBS's actions "contributed significantly to the 2008 financial crisis," per state Attorney General George Jepsen.