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“The reality is we’re going to have six more months of COVID,” said former FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb. “It’s going to be touch-and-go through the end of the year.”
In addition, Lamont’s emergency powers and the executive orders he issued under those powers during the COVID-19 crisis are scheduled to expire on Sept. 9, meaning that the General Assembly must decide on the absentee ballot and extension of telehealth coverage questions by then.
Based in Princeton, Mathematica Policy Research – which is receiving approximately $450,000 for the project -- will develop a report that offers policy and programmatic recommendations for the governor and legislative leaders.
Asked if bars that do not serve food could move operations outside, as restaurants have done, the governor said no, as social distancing measures would be difficult to maintain.
Measures include desks inside of classrooms facing the same direction and spaced 6 feet apart when possible, while masks must be worn by staff and students, unless prevented by a medical condition.
While in-school, full-time instruction is expected to be in place for the beginning of the 2020-21 academic year, school districts are required to come up with contingency plans should the situation deteriorate, Department of Education Commissioner Miguel Cardona said.
Among other items, the Senate Democrats are looking to ban chokeholds and other “unnecessary” police actions.
All things considered, Lt. Gov. Susan Bysiewicz says she is pleased with how Connecticut’s public health and economic recovery efforts are going so far. Noting...
As of June 10, Connecticut’s nursing homes had recorded 8,669 confirmed COVID cases and 2,106 deaths.
Gov. Ned Lamont acknowledged that any coronavirus flare-ups and/or an increase in hospitalizations could negatively affect the situation. "Plan accordingly, knowing there's a fair amount of risk," he said.
“Work as we know it is changing,” says Garrett Moran, chair of the Governor’s Workforce Council. “We will continue to refine our online offerings in the coming months and years. The CT Back to Work initiative is a terrific start.”
Asked if he felt the Trump administration was trying to politicize the incident, Gov. Ned Lamont responded: "God, I hope not. I can't think of anything more cynical than that. Broadly speaking, militarization of this situation is not the right thing to do."
“You have to be so flexible, accommodating your customers and your employees,” says Don Droppo Jr., owner, president and CEO of Curtis Packaging in Sandy Hook. “This is unprecedented for all of us, and you can either run from it or you can see it as an opportunity.”
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.