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Reopen CT Advisory Group graphic on progress towards reopening criteria, 5/14/20
Governor's Office/ Microsoft Teams/ CT-N Connecticut Network
Dave Mager
May 14, 2020 - 9:32 pm
From honking protestors to state GOP leaders to business associations, Gov. Lamont has heard it from all sides on "reopening," Now, the complaints are coming from some of the governor's closest allies in the State Senate. Even so, partial reopening for next Weds., May 20th, appears to be on track...
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May 14, 2020 - 4:00 am
Randy McNamara is CEO of Coach Geno Auriemma's company, Geno's Restaurant Group, which includes Cafe Aura in Manchester. McNamara tells WTIC's Dave Mager that after opening late last year, Cafe Aura had built a strong following before being forced to shut down due to coronavirus restrictions. He...
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Take out and delivery are the only orders of the moment at Connecticut restaurants. (Shown here, the landmark Rein's Deli in Vernon, 3/17/20)
Dave Mager, WTIC News
Dave Mager
May 13, 2020 - 10:27 pm
As many restaurants prepare to reopen for outdoor seating next week, Gov. Lamont faces pressure from the industry to allow others to open for indoor seating earlier than planned. For the first time, the governor says indoor seating could open by June 20th. 150 business leaders have signed a letter...
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AP
May 13, 2020 - 11:40 am
A judge in Connecticut has ruled that officials at the federal prison in Danbury are not moving fast enough to protect inmates from the coronavirus and has ordered authorities to implement a process by Friday to move as many prisoners as possible to home confinement.
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Ned Gerard/Hearst Connecticut Media (POOL)
Aaron Kupec
May 13, 2020 - 9:40 am
Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont made an example of himself Tuesday, getting screened for the coronavirus as the state looks to significantly increase testing before it begins the planned reopening of the economy on May 20.
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CT DPH map of COVID-19 hospitalizations by county, 5/12/20
@CTDPH/ Governor's Office
Dave Mager
May 12, 2020 - 10:06 pm
Gov. Ned Lamont says most of the factors he's been watching suggest that Connecticut can go ahead with a scheduled, limited reopening for offices, restaurants, retail and more. The planning for those big steps on May 20th is steady, even as the governor has ordered a major personnel change in his...
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AP
May 11, 2020 - 11:47 am
Gun rights supporters have filed a lawsuit against Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and several local police chiefs over the coronavirus-related suspension of fingerprinting services needed to obtain gun and ammunition permits.
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State-issued restaurant hygiene guidelines for May 20th openings; issued 5/8/20
Governor's Office/ Microsoft Teams
Dave Mager
May 08, 2020 - 9:14 pm
Extensive public health guidlines issued to businesses reopening on May 20th are a matter of building public confidence, according to Gov. Ned Lamont. Restaurants face an especially tall order. They'll need to sanitize tables and chairs between sittings, cover silverware and serve patrons while...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2020 file photo, a pedestrian walks by The Framing Gallery, closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record. The figures are stark evidence of the damage the coronavirus has done to a now-shattered economy.. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
AP
May 08, 2020 - 9:55 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. unemployment rate hit 14.7% in April, the highest rate since the Great Depression, as 20.5 million jobs vanished in the worst monthly loss on record. The figures are stark evidence of the damage the coronavirus has done to a now-shattered economy. The losses, reported by...
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