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May 26

  • Coronavirus cases hit 5,605,612 worldwide, according to Worldometers. Deaths reached 348,241 with recoveries at 2,382,979. U.S. cases stood at 1,706,226 with 99,805 deaths and 464,670 recoveries.

May 25

  • Daily COVID-19 data in Connecticut was released by state health officials.
  • They reported 40,873 people tested positive, up 405 since Sunday. There have been 3,742 deaths, 49 since Sunday. Hospitalizations were at 706, which was an increase of 5 since the previous day. Reported tests totaled 221,726, which is up 7,590 from Sunday.
  • Worldwide COVID-19 cases hit 5,520,730 with 347,014 deaths and 2,313,189 recoveries.
  • In the U.S., 1,686,436 cases were reported with 99,300 deaths and 451,702 recoveries.

May 24

  • State officials released the daily COVID-19 data. They reported 40,468 people tested positive, which is up 446 since Saturday. There have been 3,693 deaths, up 18 from yesterday. Hospitalizations dropped to 701, down 23 from Saturday. Officials say 214,136 tests have been reported.

May 23 

  • State officials released the daily COVID-19 data. They reported 40,022 people tested positive, which is up 382 since Friday. There have been 3,675 deaths, up 38 since yesterday. Hospitalizations dropped to 724, 16 less than Friday. Reported tests total 208,367, up 6,039 from the last 24 hours.

May 22

  • State officials released the daily COVID-19 data.
  • They reported 39,640 people tested positive, which is up 432 since Thursday. There have been 3,637 deaths, 55 since yesterday. Hospitals are at 740, which was a drop of 76 in the last 24 hours. Reported tests totaled 202,328, which is up 5,881 from Thursday.
  • The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) reports a fourth patient who had been in one of DMHAS’ inpatient psychiatric facilities has died due to complications related to the coronavirus
  • COVID-19 cases reached 5,213,767 worldwide, Worldometers reported. Deaths hit 334,996and recoveries reached 2,093,874.U.S. cases rose to 1,621,333 with 96,363 deaths and 382,244 recoveries.

May 21

  • The U.S. Labor Department reported an addition 2.4 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week. That brings the total to more than 39 million since the pandemic began.
  • COVID-19 cases reached 5,106,151 worldwide, Worldometers reported. Deaths hit -330,006 and recoveries reached 2,035,784. U.S. cases rose to 1,593,039 with 94,941 deaths and 370,812 recoveries.

May 20

Gov. Lamont announced the business sectors that are part of the Phase 2 reopening plan. Phase 2 would begin around June 20.

The Phase 2 businesses that are expected to reopen on June 20 are:

  • Hotels (no bar areas)
  • Gyms, fitness, and sports clubs
  • All personal services
  • Outdoor arts, entertainment and events (up to 50 people)
  • Outdoor amusement parts
  • Movie theaters
  • Bowling alleys
  • Social clubs, pools
  • All museums, zoo, aquariums
  • Restaurants (indoor, no bar)
  • Gov. Lamont said the number of cases went up by 587, for a total of 39,017.
  • He said 3,529 deaths have now been associated with a positive COVID-19 test, an increase of 57 over the past 24 hours.
  • Hospitalizations, however, continue to go down. There are now 887 patients hospitalized, which decreased by 27 since Tuesday.
  • Lamont said 190,718 tests have been conducted, an increase of 5,198 in one day.
  • The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection released its summer plan for state parks. It involved the closure of inland swimming areas and put limits on shoreline beaches.
  • Wednesday marked the day that the state partially reopened.
  • Restaurants were able to open with only outdoor dining. Salon and barbershops, however, remained delayed until June 1.
  • COVID-19 cases around the world topped 5,003,182, according to Worldometers. Deaths rose to 325,218 to go along with 1,971,470 recoveries.
  • U.S. cases hit 1,570,920 with 93,537 deaths and 361,180 recoveries.

May 19

  • Gov. Lamont said the number of cases went up by 314, for a total of 38,420. He said 3,472 deaths have now been associated with a positive COVID-19 test, an increase of 23 over the past 24 hours. Hospitalizations, however, continue to go down. There are now 914 patients hospitalized, which decreased by 6 since Monday Lamont said 185,520 tests have been conducted, an increase of 7,841 in one day.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont’s executive order that was signed Monday night included extending restrictions on large gatherings, canceling overnight summer camps and continuing to prohibit gyms and movie theaters from reopening. COVID-19 cases worldwide rose to 4,910,481, according to Worldometers. Deaths stood at 320,448 with recoveries at 1,919,129. U.S. cases climbed to 1,550,539 with 91,985 deaths and 356,383 recoveries.

May 18

  • Gov. Ned Lamont said during his news conference that he is targeting June 1 to reopen hair salons and barbershops.
  • Lamont announced the latest COVID-19 statistics for the State of Connecticut during a news conference. Since Sunday, there were an additional 697 cases (38,116 total since the start of the pandemic) and 41 deaths (3,449 total since the start of the pandemic). Hospitalizations dropped by 17. A total of 177,679 tests have been performed, which was up 7,072 since Sunday.
  • Lamont released guidelines for dentist offices that are planning to reopen on May 20.
  • The document included making sure offices have their own plan, enough personal protective equipment, thorough cleaning procedures, employee logs, staggered employee shifts, enough space to practice social distancing, enough ventilation and other items.
  • The reopening of hair salons and barber shops was delayed until early June, Gov. Ned Lamont announced. Both Lamont and Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo issued a joint statement about the decision.
  • “We’ve been hearing a lot of feedback from many owners and employees, and at this time I think the best approach is that we hit pause on the reopening of hair salons and barbershops, take a step back, and allow some more time as preparations continue to be made,” Lamont said.
  • Salons and barbershops were part of Lamont’s phase 1 reopening plan, which was set to happen on Wednesday, May 20.
  • COVID-19 cases stood at 4,819,425, according to Worldometers. There were 316,961 deaths and 1,864,269 recoveries.
  • There were 1,527,951 cases with 90,980 deaths and 346,389 recoveries in the U.S.

 

May 17

  • On Sunday afternoon, Gov. Lamont issued a statement saying that hospitalizations were down to 937, which is down 57 from yesterday. However, cases climbed to over 37,400, an increase of 716 since Saturday. COVID-19-related deaths have increased by 69 since yesterday, with an overall total of 3,408.

May 16 

  • On Saturday afternoon, Gov. Lamont said the number of coronavirus hospitalizations dropped to 994 (-39).
  • The number of positive cases rose to 36,703 (+618).
  • Lamont said there are 3,339 (+54) deaths linked to COVID-19.
  • State officials say 164,755 (+8,847) tests have been reported.

May 15

  • On Friday morning, Gov. Lamont said the only number he had was regarding hospitalizations, which have gone down by about 70. He said it’s the biggest drop the state has seen in hospitalizations

The state released COVID-19 statistics from nursing homes and assisted living facilities across the state, up through May 13:

  • At 75 assisted living facilities across the state, 874 residents have tested positive with COVID-19. The state said there have been 207 deaths at those facilities connected to a positive COVID-19 test, and 69 patient deaths are considered “probable” to have been positive with COVID-19. Click here for the full breakdown.
  • At 163 nursing homes across the state, 6,947 residents have tested positive with COVID-19. The state said there have been 1,487 deaths at those facilities connected to a positive COVID-19 test, and 440 patient deaths are considered “probable” to have been positive with COVID-19. Click here for the full breakdown.
  • Coronavirus cases were up to 4,543,250 worldwide, according to Worldometers. There were 303,707 deaths and 1,713,215 recoveries.
  • U.S. COVID-19 cases stood at 1,457,593 with 86,912 deaths and 318,027 recoveries.
  • Gov. Lamont said the number of cases went up by 609, for a total of 35,464.
  • He said 3,219 deaths have now been associated with a positive COVID-19 test, an increase of 94 over the past 24 hours.
  • Hospitalizations, however, continue to go down. There are no 1,103 patients hospitalized, which decreased by 55 since Wednesday.
  • Lamont said 149,562 tests have been conducted, an increase of 6,619 in one day.

May 14

  • National unemployment claims rose once again by just under 3 million last week.
  • That brings the total to 36 million people over the past eight weeks.
  • A worrying statistic to leaders is that 42 percent of those claims could be permanent, experts told CBS News.
  • The Durham Fair, Connecticut’s largest fair, announced it’s cancellation for the year. Its president cited COVID-19 concerns.
  • CVS announced the launching of 12 new COVID-19 test sites at pharmacy locations across Connecticut.
  • Coronavirus cases were up to 4,445,839 worldwide, according to Worldometers. There were 298,439 deaths and 1,670,282 recoveries.
  • U.S. COVID-19 cases stood at 1,430,348 with 85,197 deaths and 310,259 recoveries

May 13

  • Gov. Lamont said indoor dining would hopefully be included in ‘phase 2,’ which could happen on June 20th, but no date has officially been set.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont said the hospitalizations decreased by -31 as of Wednesday afternoon, with 1,158 people currently hospitalized.
  • The number of cases went up to 34,855 (+522), and the number of deaths went up to 3,125 (+84). Lamont said 142,943 tests have been performed, with +54,519 being done in the past 24 hours.
  • Worldometers reported 4,357,791 cases of COVID-19, 293,226 deaths and 1,611,514 recoveries. U.S. cases hit 1,408,636 with 83,425 deaths and 296,746 recoveries.

May 12

  • Gov. Ned Lamont said the hospitalizations decreased by -23 as of Tuesday afternoon, with 1,189 people currently hospitalized.The number of cases went up to 34,333 (+568), and the number of deaths went up to 3,041 (+33). Lamont said 136,424 tests have been performed, with +5,916 being done in the past 24 hours.He said that hospitalizations are down for the 18th straight day. Lamont also said that hospitals are being to do elective surgeries again.
  • Connecticut Children’s Medical Center confirms two cases of the mysterious inflammatory illness that’s been linked to COVID-19. They said Tuesday morning they expect to confirm a third shortly.
  • Gov. Lamont announces appointment of the current commissioner of the Department of Social Services to serve as acting commissioner of the Department of Public Health.
  • Deidre Gifford will be the acting commissioner of the Department of Public Health, effective immediately, replacing Commissioner Renée D. Coleman-Mitchell.
  • Worldwide coronavirus cases reached 4,272,729 with 287,615 deaths and 1,536,196 recoveries, according to Worldometers.
  • U.S. statistics showed 1,385,850 cases, 81,795 deaths and 262,225 recoveries.

May 12

  • Worldwide coronavirus cases reached 4,272,729 with 287,615 deaths and 1,536,196 recoveries, according to Worldometers. U.S. statistics showed 1,385,850 cases, 81,795 deaths and 262,225 recoveries.

May 11

  • Governor Ned Lamont’s office confirmed that hair salons will be able to use blow dryers when reopening on May 20. Blow dryers were originally prohibited from being used.
  • Governor Ned Lamont confirmed three children at Yale New Haven Health with inflammatory illness linked to COVID-19 and said the children are “doing okay.”
  • Summer camps will be able to reopen on June 29 if they follow state guidelines, but overnight camps will not be able to reopen at that time.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont said the hospitalizations decreased by -30 as of Monday afternoon, with 1,212 people currently hospitalized.
  • The number of cases went up to 33,765 (+211), and the number of deaths went up to 3,008 (+41).

  • Lamont said 132,508 tests have been performed, with +2,316 being done in the past 24 hours.
  • Lamont said the percentage of people testing positive is less than 10 percent.
  • Shipment of PPE and remdesivir, the drug that is used to help treat COVID-19 have been delivered to local hospital.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont’s Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group wrapped up a meeting about the future of education in the state. Its emphasis was on student safety.Though no hard decision was made as to when schools could reopen, the panel acknowledged that schools would likely look different when it happened. It also broadly mapped out would wound need to happen before students could head back to class.
  • Worldometers reported 4,200,953 COVID-19 cases across the globe, along with 284,150 deaths and 1,502,591 recoveries.In the U.S., there were 1,367,963 cases, 80,787 deaths and 256,336 recoveries.

May 10 

  • Gov. Ned Lamont announced 33,554 (+570) people have tested positive for coronavirus and 2,967 (+35) people have died. Hospitalizations continue to decline, with 1,242 (-59) patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19.  Officials say 130,192 (+6,623) tests have been performed in the state.

May 9 

  • Gov. Ned Lamont announced 32,984 (+573) people have tested positive for coronavirus and 2,932 (+58) people have died. Hospitalizations continue to trend downward, with 1,301 (-35) patients currently hospitalized for COVID-19. Officials said 123,569 (+3,028) coronavirus tests have been reported.

May 8

  • State officials announced that nail salons will no longer be part of the Phase 1 reopening on May 20.
  • State officials have released social guidelines for reopening on May 20. Some of those guidelines include having residents wearing facemasks or facial coverings worn at all times in public. Gathering sizes limited to a maximum of five people.
  • Residents of 65 years or older, or people with high risk factors, are encouraged to stay home.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont said the hospitalizations decreased by -49 as of Friday afternoon, with 1,337 people currently hospitalized.The number of cases went up to 32,411 (+627), and the number of deaths went up to 2,874 (+77).
  • Lamont said 120,541 tests have been performed, with +4,367 being done in the past 24 hours.
  • Lamont said another thing the state is looking into is care-related fatalities. They are up by around 28 percent (18 deaths), compared to this time last year.
  • Unemployment nationwide hits 14.7%, highest rate since the Depression, as U.S. shed 20 million jobs in April from viral outbreak.
  • There were 3,932,672 COVID-19 cases world wide with 271,029 deaths and 1,349,420 recoveries, according to Worldometers. In the U.S., there were 1,292,879 cases, 76,942 deaths and 217,251 recoveries.

May 7

  • Gov. Ned Lamont said the hospitalizations decreased by -60 as of Thursday afternoon, with 1,385 people currently hospitalized. The number of cases went up to 31,784 (+789), and the number of deaths went up to 2,797 (+79). Lamont said 116,174 tests have been performed, with +4,727 being done in the past 24 hours.
  • Gov. Lamont will sign an executive order that will allow people to get tested for COVID-19 without a doctors referral
  • National unemployment claims reached more than 33 million, according to the U.S. Labor Department. Roughly 3.2 million people filed in the last week.
  • The numbers marked the seventh week in a row that unemployment numbers rose.
  • There were 3,836,601 COVID-19 cases world wide with 265,366 deaths and 1,308,093 recoveries, according to Worldometers.
  • In the U.S., there were 1,263,224 cases, 74,809 deaths and 213,109 recoveries.

May 6

  • Gov. Ned Lamont said the hospitalizations decreased by -55 as of Wednesday afternoon, with 1,445 people currently hospitalized. The number of cases went up to 30,995 (+374), and the number of deaths went up to 2,718 (+85).Lamont said 111,447 tests have been performed, with +2,804 being done in the past 24 hours.
  • Cases globally rose to 3,744,300 with 258,882 deaths and 1,248,825 recoveries, according to Worldometers. The U.S. reported 1,238,040 cases, 72,284 deaths and 200,669 recoveries.

May 5

  • State officials announced that the Department of Labor has processed over 400,000 unemployment claims and is just shy of $1 billion in compensation for Connecticut workers.
  • Governor Ned Lamont said  high schools will most likely have virtual graduations, but said the state is looking at ways for in-person graduations to be held at a later date.
  • The Office of Early Childhood announced that summer camps can reopen on June 29. Some has remained open to help serve families with essential workers. Guidance will be released by May 15 on reopening. Camps can decided whether or not to open on their own.
  • Governor Ned Lamont said after a 12-day decline in hospitalizations, the numbers rose a small number on Tuesday. The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 is at 1,500. A total number of positive COVID-19 cases is at 30,621 and the number of deaths associated with the virus rose to 2,633. So far, 106,642 tests have been completed.
  • The Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference officially canceled spring high school sports in conjunction with the governor’s announcement of keeping schools closed.
  • Gov. Lamont announces schools will remain closed for rest of academic year.
  • Pfizer and BioNTech announced that they have begun testing a COVID-19 trial vaccine on human participants.
  • Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 3,660,829 with 252,682 deaths and 1,204,210 recoveries.U.S. cases topped 1,212,955. There have been 69,925 deaths and 188,068 recoveries.

 

May 4

  • Worldwide coronavirus cases reached 3,582,464, according to Worldometers. The death toll reached 248,561 and 1,160,080 people have recovered.
  • U.S. cases rose to 1,188,555 with 68,602 deaths and 178,594 recoveries.
  • The Windham County Agricultural Society canceled the Brooklyn Fair, which was scheduled for the end of August.

May 3

  • Governor Lamont announced there are 2,495 deaths associated with coronavirus in Connecticut. Hospitalizations dropped for the 11th consecutive day, with 1,488 patients hospitalized. Officials say the next full report of coronavirus test results will be issued on Monday.
  • In a regional press conference, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that New York, Connecticut, and other surrounding states are launching a regional purchasing initiative to procure items to help fight the coronavirus, such as PPE and ventilators. Other states involved in the joint initiative include Massachusetts, New Jersey, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, and Delaware. The initiative is an effort to help prevent price gouging while also increasing market power.

May 2

  • Gov. Ned Lamont announced the number of cases has rose to 29,287, and deaths associated with coronavirus rose to 2,436.
  • Hospitalizations went down for the 10th straight day, with 1,551 patients hospitalized.
  • Lamont said 102,493 tests have been reported as of Saturday.
  • CT DOC states that 8 COVID-19 patients were discharged from their medical unit today while another 5 were admitted.

May 1

  • Gov. Ned Lamont said the number of cases has gone up to 28,764, and the deaths associated with a positive COVID-19 test rose to 2,339 as of Friday. Hospitalizations were down for the 9th consecutive day, with 1,592 patients being hospitalized. As of Friday, 100,257 tests have been reported.
  • Governor Ned Lamont said COVID-19 is taking a fiscal toll on the state. He said the state’s deficit is around $900 million for this fiscal year which ends June 30.
  • For FY21, which begins July 1, the state’s deficit is predicted to be around $2 billion.
  • Connecticut has received $1.4 billion from the federal government for COVID-19 related expenses at the state and local levels.
  • Income tax revenue and sales tax have dropped.
  • The Rainy Day fund will be helpful, but not enough.
  • Worldometers reported 3,321,170 cases worldwide, 234,399 deaths and 1,049,400 recoveries.
  • The number of U.S. cases stood at 1,095,304 with 63,871 deaths and 155,737 recoveries.

April 30

The reopening process is set to begin May 20, as long as numbers continue to decline for 14 days (Contingent on reopening criteria, and all businesses will open at limited capacity as defined by opening levels)

  • Restaurants (outdoor only)
  • Remaining retail
  • Offices (Continue work from home where possible)
  • Personal services (hair and nail only)
  • Museums zoos (outdoor only
  • Additional outdoor recreation (camping, mountain biking)
  • University research programs
  • The U.S. Labor Department reported another big jump in unemployment. An additional 3.8 million Americans filed for claims last week.That brought the total to more than 30 million since the pandemic began.
  • COVID-19 cases across the globe rose to 3,232,490 with 228,513 deaths and 1,007,987 recoveries, Worldometers reported.
  • Cases in the U.S. hit 1,064,572. There were 61,669 deaths and 147,411 recoveries.

April 29

  • Gov. Ned Lamont said the number of cases has gone up to 26,767, and the deaths associated with a positive COVID-19 test rose to 2,168 as of Wednesday. The number of hospitalizations went down again, now at 1,691. That makes seven days in a row. The number of positive tests now sits at 94,819.
  • The University of Connecticut set a virtual commencement date of May 9 during its Board of Trustees meeting. A decision about its fall semester has not yet been made.
  • Dept. of Correction says third inmate has died from complications related to coronavirus. He was a 74-year-old man who had been receiving medical treatment since April 19.
  • Worldometers reported 3,148,709 cases, 218,371 deaths and 962,436 recoveries.The U.S. had 1,035,765 cases, 59,266  deaths and 142,238 recoveries.

April 28

  • Gov. Ned Lamont said the total number of coronavirus cases in the state rose to 26,312. The number of deaths associated with COVID-19 complications stood at 2,089.The state also saw another day of a decrease in hospitalizations, with 1,732 people hospitalized.He added that 92,745 tests have been conducted.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont announced that some people who filed for unemployment benefits should start to see on Tuesday an additional $600 in federal stimulus funds in their accounts.
  • Lamont said the state’s Department of Labor old computer system completed integrating the money into its current payouts.
  • Channel 3, along with 99.1 WPLR and The Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven started giving away free masks around 7 a.m. The event runs until 1 p.m.
  • The charity Masks for Connecticut, with help from Pratt and Whitney, provided the masks.
  • More information can be found here.
  • COVID-19 cases around the world rose to 3,076,185, according to Worldometers. Deaths were at 211,941 and 925,503 patients have recovered.
  • In the U.S., cases rose to 1,010,507 with 56,803 deaths and 139,162 recoveries.

April 27

  • Worldwide coronavirus cases hit 3,004,926 with 207,262 deaths and 883,008 recoveries, according to Worldometers. In the U.S., cases stood at 987,322 with 55,415 deaths and 118,781 recoveries.

 

April 26 

  • Governor Lamont announced there are 25,269 positive coronavirus cases in the state with 1,924 deaths.  Lamont said 1,766 patients are currently hospitalized. Hospitalizations have dropped for the fourth day in a row. The total number of tests completed in the state stood at 79,811.
  • As of Saturday, 77,602 people have been tested for COVID-19.
  • The CT Department of Corrections reports that an inmate, being only identified as a 57-year-old male, at the Willard-Cybulski Correctional Institution passed away Saturday morning as a result of the coronavirus. The inmate showed symptoms on April 15 and was immediately transferred to the facility quarantine unit for testing before being taken to Johnson Memorial Hospital, where they tested positive for COVID-19. The inmate had preexisting underlying medical conditions. This is the second inmate in CT that has died from the coronavirus.

April 24

  • Gov. Lamont said the total total cumulative healthy hospital COVID-19 discharges in Connecticut to date is 3,372.Governor Ned Lamont announced positive COVID-19 cases stood at 23,921 with 1,764 deaths associated with the virus. Lamont said there are 1,877 patients hospitalized, but said this was the biggest drop in hospitalizations to date. As of Friday, 74,038 tests have been completed.
  • The City of Waterbury canceled its Memorial Day weekend events. The list can be found here.
  • Coronavirus cases rose to 2,736,188 worldwide, according to Worldometers. Deaths rose to 191,422 with 751,799 recoveries reported.
  • U.S. cases increased to 886,709 with 50,243 deaths and 85,922 recoveries.

April 23

  • Gov. Lamont announces that in just 24 hours, four million surgical masks were delivered to Connecticut. They will quickly go out for delivery to first responders, healthcare workers, and other essential workers.
  • The state Department of Labor said it has received more than 402,000 unemployment claims since March 13. It processed 327,000 of them.Over a five week span, the DOL said it provided $230 million in unemployment benefits, $83 million in the last week.Unemployment numbers surged once again, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.Jobless claims rose 4.4 million since last week.That brings the total number up to roughly 26 million since the pandemic began.However, it appears those numbers are beginning to taper.
  • Coronavirus cases worldwide added up to 2,653,808, according to Worldometers. There were 185,059 deaths and 727,844 recoveries.U.S. cases topped 849,092 with 47,681 deaths and 84,050 recoveries.

April 22

  • Governor Lamont announced the number of positive COVID-19 cases rose to 22,469 with 1,544 deaths associated with the virus. To date, 1,972 people are hospitalized with COVID-19. The state said 69,918 tests have been performed.
  • The State of Connecticut partnered with Battelle, a nonprofit tech group, for a system to decontaminate thousands of N95 masks. Thirty hospitals have signed on for the service, which has been set up at a Department of Transportation site in New Haven.
  • There were 2,573,471 COVID-19 cases, 178,558 deaths and 701,838 recoveries, according to Worldometers. In the U.S. that translates to 819,175 cases, 45,343 deaths and 82,973 recoveries.

April 21

  • Governor Ned Lamont announced a partnership with Quest Diagnostics and Hartford HealthCare to increase testing in the state. The new partnership will allow an additional 2,000 tests per day.
  • According to Worldometers, as of Tuesday,  there are 803,018 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. According to the same chart, 43,558 people have died from the virus in the U.S. and 75,317 have recovered so far.
  • Per CT DEMHS, the CVS Rapid Testing Center in New Haven will be closed for the day at 1pm due to impending weather. The testing center is expected to open as normal tomorrow.
  • Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announces all public and private schools will be closed through the academic year.
  • Legislative leaders announced that the regular 2020 session will not reconvene before the May 6 constitutional adjournment date.In a joint statement, leaders said “The 2020 regular legislative session will adjourn without any further action, and we are already working on a plan to convene a special session in the coming months to ensure the continuity of government functions and that any necessary legislative action can be taken. Our top priority is the health and safety of the public, and we are committed to continue working in unison to stem this health crisis and do everything possible to protect the Connecticut residents we all represent.”
  • Yale New Haven Health announces it has discharged more than 1,000 COVID positive patients after being treated at one of its hospitals. “The vast majority of these patients go back home to be with their families. Others are discharged to a rehabilitation facility where they can focus on their full recovery.”
  • Worldwide coronavirus numbers topped 2,496,999 with 171,241 deaths and 656,051 recoveries, Worldometers reported. U.S. statistics showed 792,938 cases, 42,518 deaths and 72,389 recoveries.

April 20

  • Governor Ned Lamont announced on Monday afternoon that the number of COVID-19 cases in CT rose to 19,815. There were 1,331 deaths from complications related to the virus. There have been 62,806 tests completed so far in the state and there are currently 1,919 patients hospitalized. The head of the World Health Organization warned that “the worst is yet ahead of us” in the coronavirus outbreak. WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus didn’t specify exactly why he believes that the outbreak could get worse.
  • Some people, though, have pointed to the likely future spread of the illness through Africa, where health systems are far less developed.
  • Monday at 8 p.m. is the day the governor’s executive order for face coverings goes into effect. Anyone in a public place is required to wear one.
  • Worldwide coronavirus cases stand at 2,418,845 with 165,759 deaths and 633,335 recoveries, according to Worldometers. In the U.S., cases are up to 764,265 with 40,565 deaths and 71,012 recoveries.

April 19 

  • Governor Lamont announced there are 17,962 positive coronavirus cases in Connecticut. He said 1,127 people have died and 1,901 patients are hospitalized. Lamont said 59,759 people have been tested for the virus.
  • Governor Lamont along with governors from neighboring states announced a multi-state council that will work to restore the economy and get people back to work. The other regional governors involved include Governor Cuomo of New York, Governor Baker of Massachusetts, Governor Raimondo of Rhode Island, Governor Murphy of New Jersey, Governor Wolf of Pennsylvania, and Governor Carney of Delaware. Officials say the appointees to the council will include one economic development expert, one health expert, and the chief of staff from each state.

The appointees from Connecticut are:

  • Dr. Albert Ko- Professor of Epidemiology and Medicine and department chair at the Yale School of Public Health
  • Indra Nooyi- Co-chair of the nonprofit organization AdvanceCT and former chairman and CEO of PepsiCo
  • Paul Mounds, Jr.: Chief of Staff for the Office of Governor Ned Lamont
  • Lamont said this group is different from the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group, which is a CT based panel that will work with the Lamont administration and the state’s legislative leaders on re=opening the economy. Members of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group will be announced in the coming days, officials said.

April 18

  • Governor Ned Lamont announced there are 17,550 positive coronavirus cases in Connecticut. The number of deaths associated with a positive COVID-19 test is 1,086. Lamont also said 1,938 patients are hospitalized and 58,213 people have been tested.
  • 19 CT DOC employees have recovered from COVID-19 and have returned to work. 67 incarcerated individuals have also recovered from COVID-19 and have returned to their original facility locations.

April 17

The worldwide COVID-19 cases number reached 2,192,597 with 147,376 deaths and 554,525 cases.Cases in the U.S. rose to 678,210. There were 34,641 deaths and 57,844 recoveries.

April 16

 

  • Gov. Lamont released statistics regarding coronavirus cases and related deaths at nursing homes across the state on Thursday. There has been 1,713 nursing home coronavirus cases, and 375 deaths associated with the virus.
  • Gov. Lamont said there have been 15,884 coronavirus cases in the state. The number of deaths associated with a positive
  • He also said 1,926 are hospitalized, and 53,122 have been tested thus far.

Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group outlines ways the state and economy can reopen:

  • 14-day decline of cases/hospitalizations
  • Mass testing, contact tracing & self-isolation
  • Protect high risk populations
  • Adequate supply of PPE
  • Continued physical distancing regulations
  • Adequate healthcare capacity for all
  • The City of Stamford announced a Board of Education member has died from complications related to COVID-19.
  • The city said Jack Bryant was also the former President of Stamford’s Chapter of the NAACP.
  • He died on Thursday morning.
  • The Connecticut Department of Labor successfully processed 60,000 claims Wednesday night, utilizing its new software improvements, state Democrats announced. Another batch of 60,000 claims will be processed Thursday night.
  • Avon officials reported two coronavirus-related deaths, including a woman in her 40s and a man in his 80s.
  • Hartford Healthcare officials confirmed an employee died after testing positive for COVID-19.
  • Officials did not say where the employee worked or at which hospital the employee was being treated.
  • More than 5.2 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, bringing the total number up to more than 22 million since the pandemic began.
  • Hamden residents were ordered to wear face masks in public. The mayor said the decision was made in solidarity with the City of New Haven, which announced a previous order on Wednesday. The order goes into effect on Friday at 5 a.m.
  • Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 2,092,031 with 135,235 deaths and 516,975 recoveries, Worldometers reported.
  • U.S. cases were at 644,348 with 28,554 deaths and 48,708 recoveries.

April 15

  • Gov. Lamont said there have been 14,755 coronavirus cases in the state. The number of deaths associated with a positive COVID-19 test stands at 868.
  • He also said 1,908 are hospitalized, and 50,143 have been tested thus far.
  • Lamont said he is “strongly saying” if you are approaching a crowded group, wear a mask. If you’re going into a store, or if you work in one, wear a mask. He said this will probably be reflected in an executive order within 48 hours.
  • Gov. Lamont announces a new software improvement at the state’s Department of Labor to increase speed at which claim applications can be processed. “Paired with the continued manual processing, the originally anticipated six-week wait period will be shortened to one week or less,” his office said.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont sent a letter to President Donald Trump seeking supplemental coronavirus aid. He asked for FEMA to cover 100 percent of all virus-related state expenses, rather than the previously approved 75 percent.
  • Some people reported seeing stimulus payments directly deposited into their bank accounts. The IRS announced last week that taxpayers would likely start to notice the payments this week.
  • Anyone who does not have their tax refunds directly deposited can expect a check in the mail in the coming weeks.
  • The first state Department of Correction employee to test positive for the coronavirus has recovered.
  • The employee, identified as Cpt. McDaniel, returned to duty, the DOC reported on Wednesday.
  • Cases around the world continue to rise with 2,013,918 being reported by Worldometers. Deaths climbed to 127,587 while recoveries were at 491,765.
  • The U.S. had 614,246 cases, 26,064 deaths and 38,820 recoveries.

April 14

 

  • After wanting to reopen states before May 20, and claiming he would make the ultimate decision, President Donald Trump reversed his stance on Tuesday, acknowledging that governors hold that power.
  • On Tuesday, Gov. Lamont did suggest he would consider reopening sooner, but laid out the criteria for doing it, saying “We’re going to have a lot of testing done by then, we’re going to know what our PPE supply is, and stockpile is. That will give us the information we need to know how fast we can get people back to work.”
  • As of Tuesday, May 20 is still the hopeful target date to have the economy up and running.
  • President Trump directs halt to payments to World Health Organization while US reviews virus warnings regarding China.
  • Gov. Lamont said Tuesday that there have been 13,989 cases and 671 deaths associated with a positive COVID-19 test. He added that 1,779 are hospitalized, and 45,841 have been tested up to this point.
  • Cases of the novel coronavirus in the United States surpassed 600,000 with more than 25,100 deaths, Worldometers reported.
  • Recoveries stood at 38,077 so far.
  • The majority of respondents, 67.2 percent, said they approve of the way Lamont is handling “communication to the public” and were equally confident, 65 percent, about his “overall response and handling of the coronavirus crisis.”
  • Worldwide COVID-19 cases reached 1,934,136, according to Worldometers. There were 120,438 deaths and 456,599 recoveries.
  • The U.S. had 587,173 cases, still the most out of any country. There were 23,644 deaths and 36,948 recoveries.

April 13

  • The CT National Guard is setting up 136 surge capacity hospital beds in the Connecticut Tower of UConn Health to prepare for the potential increase in COVID-19 patients

April 12 

  • The drive-through testing sites at Saint Francis Hospital and Johnson Memorial Hospital will be closed Monday due to the weather. The sites will reopen on Tuesday.
  • Hartford Healthcare will close all drive-through testing sites Monday due to the weather. Testing will resume Tuesday at Hartford Hospital, Backus Hospital, Charlotte Hungerford, MidState Medical Center, and St. Vincent’s Medical Center.
  • Saint Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury announced their COVID-19 Drive Through Clinic will be closed Monday due to the weather. Drive through testing will resume on Tuesday, April 14.
  • Governor Lamont announced there are 12,035 positive coronavirus cases, 525 more than Saturday. There have been 1,654 hospitalizations and 554 deaths. More than 41,220 patients have been tested, Lamont said.

 

April 11-

  • According to Lamont, there are 972 new positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s total to 11,510. 1,593 patients have been hospitalized to date and 494 fatalities have been reported.More than 39,831 patients have been tested, Lamont said.
  • The governor also announced released a list of every nursing home in the state that has reported a positive case of COVID-19 as of Saturday.Cases have been reported at a total of 103 homes. Those are are follows:

Bethel
Bethel Health Care Center

Bloomfield
Bloomfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation
Caleb Hitchcock Health Center
Touchpoints at Bloomfield

Branford
Branford Hills Health Care Center

Bridgeport

Jewish Living Center
Northbridge Healthcare Center

Bristol

Countryside Manor of Bristol
Sheridan Woods Health Care Center

Canton
Cherry Brook Health Care Center

Chester

Aaron Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation

Cromwell

Apple Rehab Cromwell

Danbury

Glen Hill Center
Saint John Paul II Center
Western Rehabilitation Care Center

East Hartford

Riverside Health & Rehabilitation Center

East Haven

Apple Rehab Laurel Woods
Whispering Pines

East Windsor

Fresh River Healthcare

Enfield

Parkway Pavilion Health and Rehabilitation Center

Fairfield

Cambridge Health and Rehabilitation Center
Carolton Chronic & Convalescent
Ludlowe Center for Health & Rehabilitation

RegalCare at Southport

Farmington

Touchpoints at Farmington

Glastonbury

Glastonbury Health Care Center
Salmon Brook Rehab and Nursing

Greenwich
Greenwich Woods
Nathaniel Witherall

Guilford

Guilford House

Hamden
Arden House
Hamden Rehabilitation & Health Care Center
Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center

Hartford

Chelsea Place
Trinity Hill Care Center

Manchester

Crestfield Rehabilitation Center
Manchester Manor Health Care Center
Touchpoints at Manchester

Meriden

Curtis Home

Middletown

Middlesex Health Care Center
Water’s Edge Center for Health & Rehabilitation

Milford

Golden Hill Rehab Pavilion
Milford Health and Rehabilitation Center
West River Rehab Center

Naugatuck

Glendale Center

New Britain

Grandview Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center

New Canaan

Waveny Care Center

New Haven

Grimes Center

The Mary Wade Home

New London

Harbor Village

New Milford

Village Crest Center for Health & Rehabilitation

Newington

Bel Air Manor

Newington Rapid Recovery Rehab Center

North Haven

Montowese Health & Rehabilitation Center

Norwalk

Autumn Lake Healthcare at Norwalk

Cassena Care at Norwalk

Plainville

Apple Rehab Farmington Valley

Portland

Portland Care and Rehabilitation

Ridgefield

Laurel Ridge Health care Center

Rocky Hill

60 West

Apple Rehab Rocky Hill

Maple View Health & Rehabilitation Center

Seymour

Shady Knoll Health Center

Sharon

Sharon Health Care Center

Shelton

Apple Shelton

Bishop-Wicke Health and Rehabilitation

Gardner Heights Health Care Center

Hewitt Health & Rehabilitation Center

Simsbury

McLean Health Center

Southbury

Lutheran Home of Southbury

Southington

Summit at Plantsville

Stafford 

Evergreen Health Care Center

Stamford

Cassena Care at Stamford

Edgehill Health Center

Long Ridge Post-Acute Care

St. Camillus Center

The Villa at Stamford

Stratford

Lord Chamberlain Nursing and Rehabilitation Center

Suffield

Suffield House

Torrington

Litchfield Woods

RegalCare at Torrington

Valerie Manor

Wolcott Hall Nursing Center

Trumbull

Maefair Health Care Center

St. Joseph’s Center

Vernon

Fox Hill Center

Wallingford

Quinnipiac Valley Center

Waterbury

Abbott Terrace Health Center

RegalCare at Waterbury

Waterbury Gardens Nursing and Rehabilitation

Waterford

Bayview Health Care

New London Sub-Acute and Nursing

West Hartford

Hebrew Center for Health and Rehabilitation

Hughes Health and Rehabilitation

Saint Mary Home

The Reservoir

West Hartford Health and Rehabilitation Center

West Haven

RegalCare at West Haven

Wilton

Wilton Meadows Health Care Center

Windsor

Kimberly Hall North

Kimberly Hall South

Windsor Health and Rehabilitation Center

Woodbridge

The Willows

  • Gov. Lamont also announced an executive order establishing COVID-19 recovery centers for nursing home residents.
  • Connecticut’s third COVID-19 recovery center is being deployed at the Connecticut Convention Center in downtown Hartford. The National Guard began transforming the center into the 646-bed annex space Saturday morning.

April 10

  • On Friday, Gov. Lamont announced two executive orders that will likely be signed Friday. The first is set to help renters.
  • Connecticut officials said the decision to close schools in the state until at least May 20th was not one that was made lightly.
  • New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Saturday that he would like to coordinate reopening of schools with CT and New Jersey

April 9

  • U.S. labor officials said 6.6 million Americans filed for jobless aid last week for a total of 16.6 million, which amounts to 10 percent of the workforce.
  • Worldwide coronavirus cases climbed to 1,524,375. Deaths stood at 88,965. Recoveries reached 332,870. U.S. COVID-19 cases rose to 435,160 with 14,797 deaths and 22,891 recoveries.

April 8

 

  • Governor Ned Lamont is directing U.S. and State of Connecticut flags to be lowered to half-staff in recognition and mourning of all those who have lost their lives and been affected by COVID-19.Flags should be lowered to half-staff effectively immediately and will remain lowered throughout the emergency.
  • The city of Middletown announced the first coronavirus-related death of a resident. The person was a man in his 90s who passed away at Middlesex Hospital. As of Wednesday, Middletown has 56 positive COVID-19 tests.
  • Gov. Lamont said 49 more deaths are linked to a positive COVID-19 test, leading to a total of of 326. He said hospitalizations are up 110 for a total of more than 1,400.He added that 39% of nursing homes have at least one person who has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Unemployment backlog remains 5 to 6 weeks. The Dept. of Labor has quadrupled the amount of staff processing claims. Once processed, they will go out, retroactive. Since March 13, there have been 302,000 claims submitted, which is two years of normal claim activity, in just one month working overtime, weekends, and as a result of that they’ve processed 10 times the normal weekly load.
  • Within the last seven days, Trinity Health Of New England said it has managed 10 patients to come off of ventilators and breathe on their own. Trinity Health Of New England hospitals have also discharged 83 patients with COVID-19 and these patients are on their way to recovery
  • Enfield cancels its annual Fourth of July Town Celebration that was set to be held the weekend of July 10-12.
  • The number of worldwide cases of COVID-19 rose to 1,446,344, according to Worldometer. Deaths stood at 83,065 with recoveries at 308,553.
  • In the U.S., the number of cases rose 400,549. Deaths were at 12,857 and recoveries were at 365,981.

 

April 7

 

  • Health officials confirmed the first COVID-19 related death in Waterford. The Ledge Light Health District said the resident was an elderly female.
  • The Travelers Championship golf tournament has not altered its schedule, despite The Open and other PGA TOUR stops either canceling or rescheduling. The tournament in Cromwell remains on the Calendar for late June.
  • Coronavirus cases totaled 1,358,943 worldwide, according to Worldometer. There have been 75,896 deaths and 293,449 recoveries.
  • In the U.S., there were 367,650 cases, 10,943 deaths and 19,810 recoveries.

 

April 6

  • Kent Falls State park in Kent closed on Monday due to “challenges maintaining appropriate social distancing.”
  • DEEP said it would be closed for the duration of the public health emergency.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont said that since new jury trials, both civil and criminal, were suspended back on March 12, that also applied to jury duty for those cases.
  • Worldwide COVID-19 cases rose to 1,282,041 with 70,172 deaths and 269,451 recoveries.
  • The U.S. had 337,646 total cases, 9,648 deaths and 17,582 recoveries.

April 5 

  • Governor Lamont announced there are 5,675 total confirmed coronavirus cases in Connecticut.
  • There have been 1,142 hospitalizations and 189 deaths linked to the virus, Lamont said.
  • Officials say more than 23,270 patients have been tested.
  • For the state’s breakdown of coronavirus in your area, click here.
  • New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker announced there are 241 confirmed coronavirus cases in the city as of Sunday afternoon. There are 9 fatalities linked to the virus.
  • New Haven Director of Public Health Maritza Bond said the youngest coronavirus patient in New Haven is 1-year-old.
  • Mayor Elicker also said the Health Department will be conducting inspections at grocery stores in New Haven to make sure they are complying with Governor Lamont’s orders on social distancing.

April 4

  • Gov. Ned Lamont announced on Saturday afternoon there are a total of 5,276 confirmed coronavirus cases in CT.
  • Lamont says 1,033 patients have been hospitalized and 165 people have died.
  • Officials say more than 22,029 patients have been tested for coronavirus.
  • For the state’s latest breakdown on coronavirus cases, click here.
  • A male doctor at Smilow Cancer Hospital was diagnosed with COVID-19 back on March 25. He is currently using TeleHealth to keep appointments with his patients. There is no timetable as to when he will see patients again in person.
  • In a statement sent to all employees, Electric Boat President Kevin Graney says that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Electric Boat continues to follow proper disinfection and notification protocols.

April 3

  • New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker says there have been 170 positive COVID-19 cases, and 4 deaths linked to the virus.
  • Within the police department there are 2 positive cases. He said 37 officers are out right now, either symptomatic or possibly have been exposed.
  • Seven firefighters have tested positive, 10 have been cleared, and five are pending.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont said since Thursday, an additional 1,090 positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported in CT, bringing the total to 4,914. There have been 131 fatalities.
  • He added that 909 patients have been hospitalized and more than 20,015 patients have been tested.
  • Lamont said on Thursday, Dr. Deborah Birx said Connecticut will be one of the next “hot spots” regarding coronavirus cases.
  • The Ledge Light Health District confirmed the first COVID-19 associated death in Stonington. The resident was a 94-year-old male. The Ledge Light Health district is urging everyone to promote social distancing to slow the spread of the virus.
  • Gov. Lamont announces a series of major actions his administration is taking to support Connecticut long-term care facilities, staff, and residents during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Effective immediately, the state’s 213 nursing homes are receiving a 10 percent across-the-board increase in Medicaid payments to help meet extraordinary costs from the public health emergency. In addition, the state is offering to assist with start-up costs and to make the same $600 per-day payment to facilities that are designated by DPH as suitable to be re-opened for the purpose of serving residents with COVID-19 and who need nursing home level of care. For more info, click here.
  • Post University announces it will provide dormitory space to medical personnel and first responders working to fight COVID-19.
  • The University is preparing some of its undergraduate dormitory space for use by healthcare professionals serving patients at Waterbury Hospital and St. Mary’s Hospital.
  • The U.S. economy lost 701,000 jobs in March — worst report since 2009
  • Trinity Health of New England out of Hartford said that as of Thursday, it tested 4,934 people for COVID-19. Of those, 789 were positive and 3,010 were negative. As of Friday morning, 1,135 cases were still pending.
  • Worldwide coronavirus cases stood at 1,026,739. Deaths were at 54,406. Recoveries were reported at 218,586.
  • The U.S. remains the country with the most cases at 245,380. The virus has killed 6,095. Recoveries stood at 10,411.

April 2

Dept. of Veterans Affairs confirms one case of COVID-19 in the residential program.

  • Bloomfield confirms first death linked to coronavirus. The resident was between the ages of 50 and 60 years old.
  • Gov. Lamont said there have been an additional 267 residents who have tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total to 3,854. The number of deaths as of Thursday afternoon has reached 112.
  • More than 18,300 tests have been conducted, and 827 patients have been hospitalized.
  • Lamont also issued an executive order for hotels and short-term rentals being reserved for essential workers. This goes into effect on Friday.
  • He added that Connecticut is expected to receive $1.45 billion in federal aid
  • Unemployment numbers have reached 220,000 filed in the past 18 days. The total in all of 2019 was 180,000.
  • Westport’s first selectman has confirmed the first coronavirus-related death in the town.
  • Officials confirmed the patient was an 80-year-old man. As of Wednesday, there were 122 positive tests for COVID-19 in Westport.
  • Coronavirus cases worldwide have surpassed 1 million with more than 50,000 deaths.
  • Access Health CT extends special enrollment period until April 17. For more info, click here.
  • The Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) released aggregate data of the reported number of laboratory confirmed cases of COVID-19 identified within its state-operated inpatient facilities:
  • Connecticut Valley Hospital has 6 patients and 2 staff members who have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Whiting Forensic Hospital has 6 patients who have tested positive.
  • Western Connecticut Mental Health Network has 1 staff member who has tested positive.
  • Three Waterbury police officers have tested positive for COVID-19. Lt. David Silverio said at least one of the officers was showing symptoms, and then all three tested positive. They are all in stable condition at this time.
  • The Town of Cromwell reported its first coronavirus death
  • Mayor Enzo Faienza said the woman was 94 years old.
  • “As Mayor I was praying I would not have to pass this terrible news along but the reality is it will spare no town,” Faienza said. “Please follow the guidelines and stay safe. Together we will get through this, I ask you all to stay strong. We will prevail and defeat this horrible virus.”
  • The number of worldwide coronavirus cases stood at 949,750, according to Worldometer. For deaths, 48,259 were recorded. As for those who recovered, there were 200,317 reports.
  • For the U.S., it was 215,344 cases, 5,112 deaths and 8,878 recoveries.

 

April 1

  • Glastonbury town officials announced the first coronavirus-related death. The resident was a female over the age of 80.
  • The Connecticut Lottery has announced its first case of COVID-19. Beginning on Thursday, April 2, the CT Lottery will begin temporary operations out of its backup facility. The employee who tested positive had been self-isolating at home and absent from the facility for more than two weeks.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont said a 6-week-old baby that died had tested positive for COVID-19. The baby, who was from Hartford, was brought to the hospital unresponsive late last week and could not be revived.
  • He added that there have been 429 more coronavirus cases confirmed as of Wednesday, bringing the total to 3,557, and 16 more deaths, bringing the total so far to 85.
  • Lamont said there are currently 766 patients hospitalized with coronavirus, and 16,600 patients have been tested.
  • Gov. Lamont also toured the field hospital at SCSU on Wednesday afternoon.
  • UConn Health reports the first death of a patient related to COVID-19. The individual was a 70 year old male who had been receiving treatment at UConn Health.
  • The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed 200,000, according to Worldometers. Also reported, nearly 4,400 deaths.
  • It also said more than 8,707 people have recovered.
  • A 73-year-old woman with underlying conditions was Cheshire’s first coronavirus death, the town reported.
  • Town officials said they have a total of 27 confirmed cases so far.
  • CT’s Comptroller Kevin Lembo projects fiscal year 2020 deficit of $170 million, although the ongoing and rapidly changing conditions will demand close monitoring and scrutiny in the coming weeks and months.
  • North Haven police said nine people in town have now tested positive for the coronavirus.
  • Police urged residents not to discard loose waste into trash receptacles, especially medical waste items such as gloves, gowns and masks.
  • “Our public works department has seen an increase in such items being thrown into trash receptacles,” police said. “Please make sure these items are properly bagged before discarding them. Actions like this put our public works department at an increased risk.”
  • The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection reduced the number visitors that can be at state parks.
  • DEEP said violators of the order could face fines and/or charges.
  • Globally, the number of COVID-19 cases is expected to reach 1 million by the end of the week.
  • Experts said the virus could kill between 100,000 and 240,000 Americans.
  • The U.S. recorded a big daily jump of 26,000 new cases on Tuesday, bringing the total to more than 189,000. The death toll leaped to more than 4,000, including more than 1,000 in New York City.

March 31

  • Gov. Lamont confirms 557 more coronavirus cases, bringing the total to 3,128.
  • Lamont reported 16 more deaths on Tuesday afternoon that had been reported in the past day. There were an additional 17 deaths that had been reported to the state medical examiner. The total number of deaths as of Tuesday stood at 69.
  • There are 608 patients currently

    • There have been nearly 3,200 deaths in the U.S., 500 of which happened on Monday. Officials said the U.S. is expected to surpass China in terms of deaths sometime on Tuesday.
  • March 30
    • New Haven leaders say there are 72 cases in the city and there have been three deaths. They went on to say 13 firefighters are in quarantine right now, and four tests came back negative. The rest are waiting for results.
    • State leaders are looking at everything from nursing homes that are no longer in use, to college dorms, and even venues like the Connecticut Convention Center, Webster Bank Arena, and even Mohegan Sun as possible hospital overflow sites.
    • First Dept. of Correction inmate tests positive for COVID-19. DOC said the 32-year-old male offender is incarcerated at the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville.
    • Meriden Mayor Kevin Scarpati confirms the city’s first coronavirus-related death. The resident who was in their 40s died on Monday. The city has not released the person’s identity
    • The U.S. now has more than 143,000 infections and 2,500 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University, while around the world almost 725,000 people are infected.
    • President Donald Trump extended lockdown measures across the United States as deaths in New York alone from the new coronavirus passed 1,000.
    • Deaths in Spain and Italy topped 34,000 combined.
  • March 29 
  • Since Saturday, there are 87 new positive cases in Norwalk, bringing the total positive reported cases in the city to 226. A death of a Norwalk resident was also reported. Five Norwalk residents have died as a result of coronavirus. In Fairfield County, the number of new positive cases went from 908 to 1,245.
  • New Haven Firefighters Local 825 President Frank Ricci announced 2 first responders in the city have tested positive for coronavirus. He said the number is expected to grow in the coming weeks.
  • Gov. Lamont reports 1,993 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 34 deaths as of Sunday evening. There are 404 people hospitalized.
  • More than 11,900 tests have been done.
  • New Haven Mayor Justin Elicker announced there are 71 confirmed cases of coronavirus in the city.
  • Elicker also said playgrounds will be closed at all schools and parks in the city.
  • Mayor Kevin Scarpati of Meriden announced the city has a total of 16 residents that have tested positive for coronavirus. Four are hospitalized.
  • Starting March 30, the golf course will be closed until further notice.
  • The North Central Health Department confirmed the town of Ellington’s first case of coronavirus. Officials say the patient is between the ages of 50 and 59.
  • Old Lyme First Selectman Timothy Griswold reports the town’s first case of COVID-19.
  • The CT Department of Public Health has reported the town of North Branford’s first case of coronavirus. Officials said the patient is a woman between the ages of 60 and 70.
  • Glastonbury’s town manager states that two members of the local EMS self quarantined in early March. At this time, no EMS members have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • March 28
  • Gov. Lamont reports 1,524 confirmed COVID-19 cases, 33 deaths as of Saturday afternoon. There are 205 hospitalized at this time.
  • More than 10,200 tests have been performed statewide.
  • Gov. Lamont is urging Connecticut residents who can help during the coronavirus crisis to register to volunteer on the state’s CT Responds!
  • This system helps to maintain a registry of volunteers’ skills and credentials available within the state, and helps communities match available resources to an emergency event.
  • Worldwide infections topped 600,000, with medical officials saying most of the new cases were stacking up in Europe and the United States.
  • While the U.S. now leads the world in reported infections — with more than 104,000 cases — five countries exceed its roughly 1,700 deaths: Italy, Spain, China, Iran and France.
  • March 27
  • British Prime Minister Boris Johnson tested positive for the coronavirus. Johnson’s office said he was tested after showing mild symptoms. He is self-isolating.
  • March 26
  • The number of COVID-19 cases in the U.S. surpassed that of any other country in the world.
  • The U.S. passed China with more than 85,000 cases, and Italy also exceeded 80,000, the three countries together accounting for almost half of the world’s infections from the new virus.
  • A patient at Connecticut Valley Hospital tested positive for COVID-19. The Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services said the person is a patient in the General Psychiatry Division of CVH.
  • A Bristol postal worker has tested positive for COVID-19. The postal service believes the risk is low for employees at the office. They also said there’s no evidence that COVID-19 can spread through mail or package.
  • The town of Wolcott announced that a resident has died from coronavirus-related complications. The patient’s age has not been released.
  • Gov. Lamont said there are now 1,012 coronavirus cases, and 21 deaths. There have been 6,500 tests performed, but that will decline as tests will be reserved for those with serious symptoms. This is due to a lack of medical equipment needed to keep healthcare staff members safe.
  • He said “if you’re coming to Connecticut, self quarantine for 14 days.”
  • Lamont also says people should not gather in groups more than 5 people
  • He also said he’s considering removing the tax on plastic bags at stores, as reusable bags could be a public health concern
  • Town of Clinton reports first coronavirus-related death. The town manager said a woman in her 70s passed away at Middlesex Hospital.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont submits request to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for a presidential major disaster declaration resulting from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the state of Connecticut.
  • The City of Stamford reported that former Board of Representatives member Anthony Spadaccini died on Wednesday due to coronavirus complications.
  • The Town of Durham announced its first case of COVID-19.
  • Bristol’s mayor confirmed the city’s fourth case of COVID-19. The number involves two residents and two people who work in the city.
  • The U.S. Labor Department announced that a record 3.3 million people filed unemployment claims last week.
  • The U.S. Senate passed a $2.2 trillion stimulus package.
  • March 25
  • State police announced that there are four positive cases of COVID-19 within the agency.
  • The four cases consist of a trooper from Troop G in Bridgeport, Troop L in Litchfield, the training academy in Meriden, and a recruit from the 129th Training Troop which has been training remotely.
  • All are doing well and are expected to make a full recovery.
  • The second Department of Correction employee has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • The custody staff employee was assigned to the Corrigan-Radgowski Correctional Center in Uncasville. The employee last entered the facility on March 21.
  • No other staff members or offenders at the facility have tested positive.
  • The employee’s assigned post for the last five days worked was in areas of the building which required minimal interaction with the offender population.
  • Gov. Lamont gives an update saying 875 COVID-19 cases, 106 hospitalized, 19 deaths. He adds that the majority of fatalities are older than 75 years old
  • DECD Commissioner discussed a small business loans, saying it is available for businesses with up to 100 employees, no interest for 18 months, money for 3 months of operating expenses, capped at $75,000, applications will be processed on Thursday
  • New Haven has its first coronavirus-related death. No information regarding the patient has been released at this time. Mayor Justin Elicker is expected to give an update at 4 p.m.
  • New data put out by the Dept. of Public Health shows 875 coronavirus cases as of Wednesday afternoon, and 19 deaths
  • The University of Connecticut announced that it will be giving refunds to students who board and who were part of its Education Abroad program.
  • The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system announced that students who were kicked off campus and moved to online classes would be eligible for a credit
  • The Department of Labor also announced that it is taking steps to address its overloaded system. It said the system became bogged down due to a spike in applications for unemployment benefits. It could take up to three weeks for payments to be dispersed.
  • Worldwide, more than 423,000 people infected and more than 18,000 deaths. More than 108,000 people have recovered so far, mostly in China
  • South Korea will provide testing materials to U.S. in response to President Donald Trump’s request for help.
  • White House and Senate leaders reached a deal on a $2 trillion U.S. aid package.
  •  

  • March 24
  • In a radio interview , Gov. Lamont said Connecticut schools will likely be closed until the fall.  A statement from his office said
    • “The Governor is looking at this public health crisis as potentially lasting a longer period of time than initially thought, which he has said publicly before and is consistent with federal CDC suggestions of class cancellations for up to 6-8 weeks. The goal is to have frank discussions with superintendents and the education community as this situation unfolds. Governor Lamont is telling school systems they must be prepared for a potentially unprecedented break from classes being held in schools as a result of the coronavirus to ensure students, teachers, staff, and parents are safe.”
  • Hartford HealthCare said it is bracing for a surge in patients. The number of cases is expected to significantly go up. It said the virus is affecting almost all communities in Connecticut. The criteria for screening for COVID-19 was also changed after a number of patients experienced abdominal pain and diarrhea. 
  • March 23
  • Naugatuck announced its first positive case of COVID-19. Officials said the person who contracted the virus has been working directly with the health department. The health department has confirmed that there is no risk to the community.
  • The Naugatuck Valley Health District announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Derby. The resident will remain in quarantine at their home. 
  • The two people who died from COVID-19 were a man in his 50s who live in a private residence in Norwalk and was recently hospitalized at Norwalk Hospital. The other person was a man in his 70s who lived in a private resident in Newington and was recently hospitalized at St. Francis Hospital.
  • The Department of Labor received more than 72,000 new unemployment claims from Friday, March 13 to Friday, March 20.
  • Over the weekend, the DOL received approximately 17,000 new claims.
  • On Monday, March 23, the DOL received approximately 10,000 new unemployment claims.
  • The first Connecticut Department of Correction employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee was assigned to the Garner Correctional Institution in Newtown and has been self-monitoring at hoe. 
  • Gov. Lamont said there are now 415 positive COVID-19 cases in the state, and 10 deaths, and 54 are hospitalized
  • As of Monday afternoon, 4,500 tests have been conducted statewide
  • Lamont said schools in the state could be reopening on April 20, at the earliest, but this is not a firm date
  • Two Branford residents test positive for COVID-19. The patients are male, between the ages of 63 and 70
  • The UConn Health Center began testing for COVID-19.
  • The Town of South Windsor Health Department confirmed two cases of COVID-19 and is working on contact investigations. The cases involved women between the ages of 18 and 30.
  • March 22 
  • Officials have confirmed a case of coronavirus at ESPN in Bristol. A spokesperson says the individual has not been in the office since March 13. 
  • Cromwell Town Manager Tony Salvatore confirmed that an 84-year-old male tested positive for COVID-19, making it the town’s first case. The man is not being hospitalized and is being monitored closely. Salvatore adds that the patient is doing very well at this time.
  • Governor Lamont has announced three more coronavirus deaths, bringing the total in the state to eight.
  • Five have died in Fairfield County, two in Tolland County, and one in Hartford County.
  • The number of positive cases has risen to 327: 208 in Fairfield County, 54 in Hartford County, 12 in Litchfield County, 6 in Middlesex County, 29 in New Haven County, 3 in New London County, 14 in Tolland County, and 1 in Windham County.
  • Of those cases, 51 are hospitalized.
  • Officials in New Haven confirmed two new cases in the city, bringing the total number to 12. 
  • A homeless man that tested positive had escaped care at the hospital and is now in police custody. 
  • A child has also tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Town officials announced two new cases of coronavirus in Stratford. A male in his 40s and a female in her 80s have tested positive. 
  • Officials say the child that previously tested positive has recovered.
  • Officials with Day Kimball Hospital confirmed that an obsetrics and gynecology physician tested positive for the coronavirus on March 19. The Day Kimball Hospital is working to contain the case and safeguard the well being of its patients, volunteers, visitors, and staff.
  • Fairfield University announced online classes will continue for the rest of the spring semester. 
  • The school’s residence life team will contact students on Monday with instructions on when students can pick up their belongings. 
  • The 2020 Commencement will not be held in May as scheduled, but the school is making arrangements for them to be held at a later date.
  • Officials confirmed there are 5 patients at the Evergreen Health Center in Stafford Springs that tested positive for COVID-19. Four patients are in the center and one is in the hospital. 
  • The Newtown Health District announced the town’s first case of COVID-19. Officials say that the patient, a woman between the ages of 25 and 49, is currently isolated and recovering at home. The district is also working on notifying all those that have recently come in contact with her. 
  • New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart announced on Twitter the city’s first confirmed case of coronavirus. Mayor Stewart says that they were treated at UConn Medical Center and were later released. They are now quarantined in their home for 14 days and are working with the city’s public health department. Mayor Stewart adds that the party is resting and doing well.
  • March 21
  • Governor Ned Lamont is asking residents to consider signing up for the CTAlert system for phone and text message update about emergency alerts in the state. Find out more information here.  
  • Governor Lamont has announced another coronavirus-related death. This brings the total to five in the state. 
  • The person who died is a man in his 80s who was a resident of a nursing home in Stafford Springs. He had been receiving treatment at Johnson Memorial Hospital.
  • The number of positive cases has risen to 223: 140 in Fairfield County; 35 in Hartford County; 11 in Litchfield County; 24 in New Haven County; 6 in Middlesex County; 5 in Tolland County; 1 in New London County, 1 in Windham County.
  • Of those cases, 43 people are hospitalized. 
  • Middletown Mayor Ben Florsheim confirms the city’s first positive case of COVID-19. The 50-year-old man is self-isolating at home. 
  • The Department of Public Health has confirmed the first positive case of COVID-19 within the jurisdiction of the Uncas Health District. The patient is a 42-year-old Norwich resident.
  • The University of Hartford says remote instruction will continue through the end of the Spring semester. Students that remain on campus during Spring break have been asked to return home.
  • Connecticut’s Department of Revenue Services (DRS) is extending the filing and payment deadline for personal income tax returns 90 days, to July 15, 2020. The extension also applies to Connecticut estimated income tax payments for the first and second quarters of 2020.
  • March 20
  • Governor Ned Lamont announces the fourth patient to die of COVID-19 in CT was a woman in her 80s who had been living in her private home in Norwalk. She was receiving treatment at Norwalk Hospital. 
  • Bristol Health announces an employee has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee has been notified as well as any co-workers or patients the employee may have had contact with. 
  • Governor Ned Lamont announced the fourth coronavirus-related death in the state. The number of positive cases has risen to 194: 122 in Fairfield County; 29 in Hartford County; 8 in Litchfield County; 23 in New Haven County; 8 in Middlesex County; 4 in Tolland County; 1 in New London County, 2 in Windham County.
  • 40 people have been hospitalized in connection to the virus. 
  • Gov. announces Stay Safe, Stay Home policy, ordering non-essential businesses to close, those over 70 to stay home. Essential businesses would include: food, grocery stores, healthcare, pharmacies, gas stations. This goes into effect Monday at 8 p.m.
  • West Hartford confirms first case of COVID-19. The patient is between the ages of 20 and 30 years old
  • The State Department of Public Health reported a positive case of COVID-19 in Haddam, a resident over age 70 who has had very limited contact with others. The resident has been self-isolating. He is recovering from the infection. His symptoms are improving daily.
  • East Lyme reports first case of COVID-19. The patient is a 44-year-old female
  • New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo ordered all non-essential workers in the state to stay home in an effort to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Griffin Health was approved to provide a drive-up collection facility for COVID-19 testing by the Department of Public Health. It’ll happen on the Griffin Hospital campus in Derby.
  • Only people with a valid order from a licensed health care practitioner can be tested. Those with an order can scheduled an appointment at 203-437-6815.
  • Testing will be done Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Central Connecticut State University announced that it moved its 2020 spring commencement and joined it with the winter 2020 commencement. This comes after the CSCU system announced earlier this week that all commencements were canceled.
  • Cases amount to 244,500 with more than 10,000 deaths worldwide. More than 86,000 people have recovered, mostly in China.
  • U.S. death toll topped 200 with more than 14,000 people infected.
  • March 19
  • The Stratford Health Department announced the second presumptive case of COVID-19 in a Stratford High School student is reported to be negative.
  • Governor Ned Lamont has announced a third coronavirus-related death in the state. A man in his 80s from New Canaan died from the virus. This is the second person from New Canaan to die. 
  • A member of the CT House of Representatives has tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Jane Garibay confirmed she tested positive and is self-quarantining at home. 
  • 63 more residents test positive for COVID-19, bringing total to 159. 
  • Enfield announced the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in the town. The patient is a 26-year-old Enfield resident. 
  • Bloomfield closes town offices to the public until further notice
  • Four Hartford police officers, who returned from international travel on March 10, have tested positive for COVID-19. A fifth officer was in contact off-duty with one of the officers prior to receiving test results. All are under self-quarantine at home.
  • The officers were on personal leave and traveled to Spain, which was not on the CDC’s list of countries with coronavirus advisory at that time. 
  • Gov. Lamont announces the state’s presidential primary will now be on June 2.
  • Gov. Lamont said he will issue an executive order on Thursday directing the closure of establishments like nail salons, barber shops, and hair salons
  • Meriden confirms first case of COVID-19. Officials have reached out to close contacts of the patient and will quarantine for 14 days
  • University of Connecticut students are allowed to move off campus early as the remainder of the spring semester moves to online classes.
  • March 18
  • State Representative Bobby Gibson says a employee of the Bloomfield Wells Fargo Bank has tested positive for COVID-19. Wells Fargo is closing and cleaning the location.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont confirms 97 cases of COVID-19 in the state: 69 in Fairfield County; 11 in Hartford County; 5 in Litchfield County; 10 in New Haven County; 1 in Middlesex County; 1 in Tolland County
  • Nursing home resident at Evergreen Health Facility in Stafford Springs tests positive for COVID-19
  • Gov. Lamont announces first death of a person in Connecticut due to severe complications from COVID-19.
  • The patient, a man in his 80s, had recently been admitted to Danbury Hospital, where he was receiving treatment. He had been a resident of an assisted living facility in Ridgefield
  • CT joins NY, NJ, PA in announcing closure of indoor portions of large retail shopping malls, amusement parks, and bowling alleys, effective at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 19
  • Hospital of Central Connecticut is treating its first two positive COVID-19 patients (a husband and wife in their 70s) currently hospitalized and in isolation.
  • March 17
  • The Connecticut Post Mall in Milford will temporarily close as of Thursday, March 19. The mall did not announce when they plan to reopen, but said they will continue to monitor the status of COVID-19 and reopen when health authorities recommend it.
  • Connecticut State Colleges and Universities announces that all 17 CSCU institutions continue online classes for remainder of spring semester. All in-person commencement activities are canceled
  • DMV announces all branch offices will be closed until further notice. Employees can continue to report to their work locations, unless otherwise instructed, and will assist with transactions that are completed online, through the mail and by phone through Interactive Voice Recognition.
  • UConn announces classes remain online for rest of semester. Commencement exercises canceled. Students who left campus will be contacted to retrieve belongings from residence halls
  • A woman from Waterbury who tested positive traveled to northern Italy with her family. Four other people she was with are also being tested.
  • Waterbury’s emergency management director confirmed the city’s first confirmed case.
  • Gov. Ned Lamont said the number of cases could climb after 200 workers at a healthcare network with ties to Connecticut may have been exposed.Nuvance Health Services serves Sharon, New Milford, Norwalk and Danbury hospitals, along with three hospitals in New York. The impacted employees have been asked to stay home.
  • March 16
  • There were 29 cases in Fairfield County, four cases in Litchfield County, four in New Haven County, and four in Hartford County.
  • Waterbury: Woman in her 20s from the city who traveled to northern Italy with four other people.
  • Westport: 20 cases confirmed on Monday
  • Hartford County: Patient admitted to UConn Health Center in Farmington, but discharged to quarantine.
  • New Haven: Two cases, including a Yale-New Haven Hospital worker. One additional case is being monitored.
  • Norwalk: A man in his 40s tested positive.
  • Rocky Hill: A woman in her 80s was positive and is now at Hartford Hospital.
  • Greenwich: Two cases, a man in his 40s and another man in his 20s.
  • Darien: A man in his 50s tested positive.
  • Wilton: The patient was between the ages of 40 and 50. The infection is believed to have happened during a trip to California.
  • Bethlehem: Three cases, a woman in her 60s who is a healthcare worker at Bridgeport Hospital, a woman in her 30s and a man in his 60s.
  • New Canaan: An elderly man tested positive on Wednesday. The case is not connected to any known cases in the state, and Dept. of Public Health is assisting medical professionals to trace it.
  • Stratford: A child tested positive. Before the positive test was announced, Wilcoxson Elementary School was closed after learning a student was exposed to a confirmed case.
  • Stamford: Patient did not contract virus in the United States or in Stamford. The patient returned from international travel on March 10 and was preemptively isolated at Stamford Hospital. They tested positive on March 11.
  • Milford: Resident tests positive for COVID-19
  • Executive orders (as of March 16)
  • All schools closed for two weeks
  • Waiver of 180-day school year
  • Flexibility of graduation requirements
  • Flexibility of educator prep programs
  • Flexibility for educator certification timelines, educator evaluations and school in-services
  • Prohibition of large gatherings of 50 people
  • Limits on nursing home visits
  • Extension of DMV licensing renewal deadlines, suspension of other DMV requirements
  • Modification of police academy attendance requirements
  • Suspension of in-person open meeting requirements
  • Waiver of manufacturer registration requirement for hand sanitizer
  • Suspension of garbing requirements for non-hazardous compounding of sterile pharmaceuticals
  • Refunds of certain liquor license application frees permissible
  • Waiver of face-to-face interview requirements for temporary family assistance
  • Flexibility to maintain adequate childcare resources
  • Flexibility to provide for adequate healthcare resources and facilities
  • Municipal budget deadline extension
  • Extension of regional Board of Education Budget Adoption deadlines
  • Remote conduct of DMV operations
  • Limits on visitors to facilities that treat persons with psychiatric disabilities
  • Limits on visitors to Southbury Training School
  • COVID-19 information sharing between facilities that treat patients with disabilities
  • March 16
  • Bristol-Burlington Health Districts says all licensed hair salons, nail salons, barbers, tattoo parlors to close by 5 p.m. Monday
  • Lamont: 200 employees of Nuvance Health, which has locations in CT and NY, may have come in contact with COVID-19 and are staying home. Lamont did not specify which locations were impacted. 
  • Connecticut’s casinos, which are considered sovereign nations, announced to close as of 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17.
  • Gov. Lamont makes decision to close several businesses at 8 p.m. The businesses include gyms, restaurants, bars and movie theaters. Restaurants and bars may only offer takeout, curbside pickup or delivery to customers at that point. Exceptions to the announcement would be grocery stores, pharmacies and gas stations.
  • Lamont announces 15 new cases on Monday, bringing total to 41
  • Westport says 20 residents have tested positive for coronavirus
  • DMV commissioner says executive team member who works within agency’s Wethersfield office tests positive. Person hasn’t been at work since March 10, currently at home recovering
  • Milford announces case of coronavirus, declares Civil Preparedness and Health Emergency
  • Old Saybrook declares local state of emergency
  • March 15
  • All CT schools to close by the end of business Monday
  • 26 coronavirus cases confirmed so far in the state
  • Patient at UConn Health tests positive for COVID-19
  • Faculty member at Eastern CT State University tests positive for COVID-19
  • Federal Reserve cuts rates to zero to support economy
  • March 14
  • State confirms 20 positive coronavirus tests thus far
  • Yale confirms case
  • President Donald Trump gets tested for coronavirus, results come back negative
  • Trump extends current travel ban to include the U.K. and Ireland
  • Massachusetts shuts down all state casinos
  • March 13
  • AMC Theatres announced on Friday that they are proactively reducing the maximum capacity of each of its theaters by at least 50%, according to a press release.Beginning Saturday through April 30, the movie theater chain will cap ticket sales for each of its theatre’s auditoriums to an amount equal to 50% of the normal seating capacity.Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Theatres, said “with this action, we are facilitating the ‘social distance’ between guests who still want to see movies on a big screen.”The company is also enhancing its cleaning protocols by cleaning “hightouch” point areas at least once per hour, the company said. There are AMC Theaters in Bloomfield, Plainville and Southington.
  • The Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show next weekend at the Ct. Convention Center was cancelled.
  • State Legislative Buildings closed until March 30th.
  • Bushnell postponed all shows and events through March 30th.
  • Joe Biden cancelled his appearance in Hartford next week.
  • New Haven issued an emergency order to implement half-occupancy for city establishments. Any business with a capacity of 16 or more needs to halve their occupancy, such as movie theaters, symphony and concert halls, television and radio studios, casinos, nightclubs, restaurants and bars. This takes effect Sunday.
  • All 11 Connecticut cases are in Litchfield and Fairfield counties.
  • Over 140 schools have closed.
  • New Britain has imposed a 10pm curfew for students under the age of 16 now that schools have closed.
    • Chief Operating Officer Josh Geballe  observed the first positive result of COVID-19 pandemic last Friday. State Epidemiologist Matthew Cartter announces the number of positive patients has increased to 11, including a Greenwich resident who was tested in Utah
    • State Epidemiologist Matthew Cartter says several of the new COVID-19 cases resulted from family transmission
    • State Epidemiologist Matthew Cartter says Greenwich Hospital, Bristol Hospital and Waterbury Hospital have set up isolated COVID-19 testing locations separate from main hospitals.
    • Department of Labor suspending work search requirements for unemployment benefits and another mandate that requires certain recipients appear in-person at American Jobs Center, COO Josh Geballe  said.
    • They are developing more ways to tele-med with Medicare and Husky patients…over 850,000 people effected.
    • Trump has declared a National Emergency
    • Connecticut officials banned utilities Friday from shutting off services to customers and warned of heavy demand for absentee ballots in the state’s upcoming presidential primary as hospitals braced for more patients with the coronavirus.
    • Governor Lamont issues new order prohibiting gatherings of over 250 people
    • Governor Lamont waived mandatory 180 day rule for schools. Schools can decide if June 30th will be their last day if they do not reach the threshold prior.
    • Live Nation recommending suspending all tours through April
    • Disneyworld/Disneyland both shut down operations
    •  All jury trials, civil and criminal, in state courts are suspended for 30 days — minus current cases in progress.
    • The DMV is ordering a 90- day extension on all license renewals
    • NBA suspended (per NBA Commissioner Adam Silver) at least 30 days. – MLB suspended till further notice. – NHL suspended till further notice – XFL suspended- till further notice – March Madness canceled – Masters postponed – MLS suspended 30 days – Champions League canceled – SEC, AAC, ACC, Big 10, Pac-12, Big East, Ivy League tournaments canceled – Premier League suspended until April – NFL cancels league meetings
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