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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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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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Reopen CT Advisory Group graphic on progress towards reopening criteria, 5/7/20
Governor's Office/ Microsoft Teams
Dave Mager
May 07, 2020 - 10:53 pm
The co-chairs of the governor's Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group say they're taking "baby steps" to build public confidence in the safety of patronizing businesses after two months of coronavirus-related closures. They're confident that some criteria for "reopening" are in place, but they say...
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Sen. Saud Anwar (D/ South Windsor) speaks during the governor's news briefing, 5/4/20
Governor's Office/ Microsoft Teams
Dave Mager
May 04, 2020 - 10:51 pm
With Connecticut on track for a limited lifting of coronavirus restrictions on May 20th, a state senator issued words of warning. Sen. Saud Anwar (D/South Windsor) is also a doctor and pulmonary specialist-- he's getting a firsthand view of how COVID-19 attacks the lungs. Notes from Gov. Ned Lamont...
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Governor's list of business categories for conditional reopening May 20th
CT Governor's Office
Dave Mager
April 30, 2020 - 7:29 pm
Circle May 20th on your calendars. If current COVID-19 trends hold, that's the date Connecticut will allow many businesses to dust off the cobwebs. Notes from Gov. Lamont's Thursday news briefing: BRING YOUR OWN MASK Until there's a vaccine, the novel coronavirus will be with us. So, the state will...
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Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi, who survived a bout with COVID-19
Governor's Office/ Microsoft Teams
Dave Mager
April 29, 2020 - 10:53 pm
Gov. Ned Lamont invited a friend to his virtual news briefing to express the severity of COVID-19. Ridgefield First Selectman Rudy Marconi told his story of extreme symptoms, and warned of the dangers of a premature attempt to drop all restrictions. That warning comes as Gov. Lamont considers a...
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Covid - We Are Open sign
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Todd Feinburg
April 17, 2020 - 6:38 pm
Todd decides that it's enough already with the shutdown, time to do more surgical policies and protect vulnerable populations not lock everyone down. He takes calls on the topic, and there's a visit from Pat Sasser from NoTollsCT.org and MasksForHeroesCT.org too!
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Closing notice at Hartford's XL Center
Dave Mager, WTIC News
Dave Mager
April 16, 2020 - 10:11 pm
The co-chairs of Gov. Ned Lamont's Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group want to ease COVID-19 restrictions "as soon, and as safely, as possible." But they list a daunting set of programs that must be set up before life in Connectcut starts to resemble "normal." Items from the governor's Thursday...
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