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Update: May 12 7:30 p.m. – State Response to Coronavirus

Posted on May 12, 2020 by admin


Friends and Neighbors,

In press release and during his nightly press briefing, Governor Lamont announced Executive Order 7MM which modifies certain zoning rules regarding sidewalks and liquor sales during outdoor dining.

To watch the full video of the governor’s afternoon press conference, please click here:


More information and the governor’s full press release can be read here:

Executive Order No. 7MM enacts the following provisions:

  • Allows municipalities to expedite changes to their zoning rules or other ordinances to expand outdoor dining
  • Creates an expedited approval process for restaurants and other establishments that serve food to get fast-tracked permission to create or expand outdoor dining areas
  • Allows other businesses such as retail stores to get fast-tracked permission to sell goods on the sidewalk or in other outdoor areas, including shared spaces or spaces provided by municipalities
  • Allows restaurants and other businesses who already have liquor permits to serve alcohol only with food without applying for a separate patio or extension of use permit
  • Allows private clubs to sell alcohol only to their members for delivery or pickup
  • NOTE: A separate executive order will provide for the Phase I reopening of businesses and other activity, including those that are subject to today’s order. All of the Phase I reopening activity will be subject to operating rules issued by the Department of Economic and Community Development.


Governor Lamont Announces Connecticut Receives Its Largest Shipment of PPE to Date in the Fight to Combat COVID-19

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut received its single largest shipment of personal protective equipment (PPE) in the fight to combat COVID-19. The equipment, which came from suppliers in China, has been delivered over the last couple of days to the state’s commodities warehouse in New Britain. It includes:

  • 6 million surgical masks;
  • 500,000 protective masks;
  • 100,000 surgical gowns; and
  • 100,000 temporal thermometers.

The PPE in the process of being sorted and then will be delivered to frontline workers, including first responders, hospital staff, long-term care facility staff, direct care providers, and other people on the front lines.

The state’s supply of PPE has been managed in a coordinated effort by the state’s unified command structure, which includes several state agencies, and its distribution has been handled by the Connecticut National Guard.

As of May 11, the state has delivered 15,186,349 pieces of PPE to those in need, including:

  • 5,852,086 surgical masks;
  • 956,211 KN95 masks;
  • 326,656 N95 masks;
  • 448,435 face shields;
  • 40,587 surgical gowns;
  • 51,248 Tyvek coveralls; and
  • 7,511,126 non-sterile gloves.

Any entity that would like to partner with the state on the procurement of PPE can fill out this form on the state’s website.

More information can be read here:


As of 4:00 p.m. tonight – Tuesday, May 12th – the state is reporting a total of 34333 cases of Coronavirus. Updated virus totals and Town-by-Town statistics can be accessed here:

The total statewide number of COVID-19 associated fatalities is 3041.

*For public health surveillance, COVID-19-associated deaths include persons who tested positive for COVID-19 around the time of death (confirmed) and persons whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death (probable).

Latest COVID-19 Testing Data in Connecticut

Updated 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Total patients who tested positive: 34333

Fairfield County: 13488

Hartford County: 7528

Litchfield County: 1171

Middlesex County: 823

New Haven County: 9430

New London County: 793

Tolland County: 556

Windham County: 281

Pending address validation: 263