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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.
The COVID-19 Unit will include designated rooms where staff can don and doff personal protective equipment (PPE), including isolation gowns, gloves, N95 respirators, face shields, and/or positive pressure protective suits.
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."
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.
With the first phase of Connecticut’s three-phased approach to reopening achieved today, Gov. Ned Lamont and his administration are turning their attention to June 20, when a host of other businesses and services – including hotels, gyms, movie theaters, and some indoor dining at restaurants – are expected to become available.
Although Connecticut has achieved all seven of its criteria to begin reopening, May 20 has proven to be a moving target for hair salons and barber shops, which are no longer among the businesses allowed to reopen on that date.
"You’ve got to be willing to change your mind," Fasano says. "If you walk into this chamber, stay for several years, and then walk out as the same person, you’ve missed a great opportunity."
A report from the American Hospital Association paints a stark picture of the impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the U.S. health care...
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.
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.
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.
The equipment is in the process of being sorted and will be delivered in the coming days to frontline workers, including first responders, hospital staff, long-term care facility staff, direct care providers, and other people on the front lines.
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.
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.