Posted on May 30, 2020 by admin
Friends and Neighbors,
In a press release and during his daily press briefing, Governor Lamont announced updated virus totals and other measures regarding the Covid-19 pandemic.
To watch a video of his press conference, please click here:
More information and the governor’s full press release can be read here: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/05-2020/Governor-Lamont-Coronavirus-Update-May-29
Executive Order No. 7TT enacts the following provisions:
· Reopening of barbershops and hair salons on June 1: Permits barbershops and hair salons to resume operations on June 1, 2020, provided that they follow sector rules that have been issued by the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development.
· Amended prohibitions on large gatherings: Relaxes the previously enacted limits on large gatherings. Effective June 1, 2020:
o Limits on all social and recreational gatherings are raised to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors, subject to safety restrictions and existing orders and business sector rules.
o Limits on all religious, spiritual, and worship gatherings are raised to 25 percent of capacity of the indoor space or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is smaller, and to 150 people for outdoor gatherings, provided in each case that appropriate safety and social distancing measures are employed.
**Download: Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7TT
Updated data on the impact of COVID-19 on nursing homes and assisted living facilities
The following documents contain updated data regarding each of the nursing homes and assisted living facilities in Connecticut that have reported positive cases of COVID-19 among their residents. The data is presented as it was reported to the state by each of the nursing homes and assisted living facilities. This data is updated on a weekly basis.
Utility shut-off moratorium for businesses extended through July 1; Residential shut-off moratorium continues for duration of emergency
The Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Authority (PURA) today announced that the utility shut-off moratorium for non-residential customers in the state will continue through July 1, 2020. The separate utility shut-off moratorium for residential customers remains in place for the duration of the public health and civil preparedness emergency declared by Governor Lamont. Both moratoriums apply to customers of all electric, natural gas, and water utilities regulated by PURA, and prohibit service terminations except in instances of public safety.
In addition, PURA continues to warn customers of a recent uptick in utility-related scams. Customers should always use caution when receiving any solicitation pertaining to their utility bill and are encouraged to call their utility company directly with questions or concerns. Connecticut’s regulated electric, natural gas, and water public utility companies are currently not terminating service due to nonpayment for as long as the emergency shut-off moratoriums remain in place.
For more information, read the press release issued today by PURA.
The Connecticut Department of Transportation announced that nighttime line painting will be performed on I-84 and Route 8 from Sunday June 7, through June 28, 2020.
Work will be performed on I-84 eastbound and westbound at various locations from Exit 26 to Exit 8 in Cheshire, Waterbury, Middlebury, Southbury, Newtown, Brookfield, and Danbury; and on Route 8 northbound and southbound at various locations from Exit 14 to Exit 45 in Derby, Seymour, Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Naugatuck, Waterbury, Watertown, Thomaston, Litchfield, Harwinton, & Torrington.
Work is scheduled from Sunday June 7, through June 28, 2020.
LANE CLOSURE INFO
Motorists can expect alternating lane closures, and Mobile Truck Mounted Attenuators will be utilized to guide motorists through the work zone. The regular work schedule for this project is 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. (Sunday through Thursday).
Motorists should be aware that modifications or extensions to this schedule may become necessary due to weather delays or other unforeseen conditions.
Motorists are advised to maintain a safe speed when driving in this vicinity.
As of 3:30 p.m. – Friday, May 29th – the state is reporting a total of 41762 cases of Coronavirus. Updated virus totals and Town-by-Town statistics can be accessed here: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus
The total statewide number of COVID-19 associated fatalities is 3868.
*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 3:30 p.m. on Friday, May 29, 2020
Total patients who tested positive: 41762
Fairfield County: 15409
Hartford County: 10146
Litchfield County: 1375
Middlesex County: 1090
New Haven County: 11241
New London County: 1068
Tolland County: 827
Windham County: 380
Pending address validation: 226