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CT casinos move start of reopening process up; Lamont issues guidance...

The state’s two casinos will not be reopening on June 1, as Gov. Ned Lamont has hoped. Instead, they will begin to reopen May 30.

Exclusive: Leadership in a time of crisis: Gov. Ned Lamont

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. Lamont optimistic on eve of being last state to start...

On the eve of Connecticut’s becoming the last state to partially reopen, Gov. Ned Lamont used his daily briefing as something of a pep rally, with a pair of experts attesting to the prudent and considered way he and his administration have approached the COVID-19 crisis.

CT hospitalizations down, Lamont focuses on unemployment and testing

More than 29,000 people filed new unemployment benefits claims last week, bringing that total to about 515,000 since the middle of March. The governor said the state Department of Labor has processed over 500,000 of those claims and paid out over $1.3 billion, including around $25 million for self-employed and gig workers.

Group of CT Senate Dems question May 20 reopening; Lamont stays...

A group of 11 State Senate Democrats has sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont questioning the prudence of starting to reopen some state businesses on May 20 – concerns that the governor tried to assuage during today’s briefing.

Questions growing about how Lamont’s May 20 reopening is being handled

Impatience among restaurant owners and questions about how an outside consulting group is working on Connecticut's soft reopening on May 20 rose to the fore today, as Gov. Ned Lamont acknowledged.

COVID-19 testing goal within reach before May 20; some tweaks to...

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.

COVID-19 infection rate under 10%; State deaths top 3,000

COVID-19 testing in Connecticut has been netting a less than 10% infection rate for the past few days, Gov. Ned Lamont announced today -- another positive sign that the worst of the health crisis may be behind the state.

‘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.

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.

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: 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.