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Bars will stay closed in Connecticut, as Gov. Lamont has decided to delay "Phase Three" reopening.
Dave Mager, WTIC News
Dave Mager
July 06, 2020 - 8:30 pm
As cases spike nationally, just 69 Connecticut patients are now hospitalized with COVID-19. Hoping to keep his state in relatively good shape in the midst of a global pandemic that's hit the U.S.especially hard, Gov. Ned Lamont is choosing to delay "Phase Three" of reopening. That means bars,...
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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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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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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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Yale University, 9/27/18
Yana Paskova, Getty Images
Dave Mager
May 06, 2020 - 8:24 pm
College officials on a panel chosen by Gov. Lamont have developed guidelines for phased campus reopenings, but they say each campus will have to come to its own conclusions. They're also developing backup plans in case the COVID-19 contagion prevents normal operations. Notes from the governor's...
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CT DPH COVID-19 Update graphic, 5/5/20
CT Governor's Office/ @CTDPH
Dave Mager
May 05, 2020 - 8:04 pm
Connecticut has joined 45 other states in shuttering school buildings for the rest of the current school year. Plans for a fall reopening are uncertain. Gov. Ned Lamont and state education officials suggest that "distance learning," which they deem a success, might return in some form. Notes from...
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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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