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COVID-19 Update – June 3

Posted on June 3, 2020 by hbrooks


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Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Release Plan for Reopening

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system has announced that it plans to reopen its 16 campuses this fall. This means that the four universities can start bringing residential and commuter students to their campuses on Monday, August 24 and that the 12 community colleges can begin offering in-person courses beginning June 1 for certain students. All classroom content will be delivered in a variety of in-person, online, remote, and hybrid course design models.

Each campus must submit a plan for reopening based on the state’s Phase 3 reopening framework before they are permitted to reopen.

Please click here to read more about the CSCU’s reopening plan.

Update on Reopening of Houses of Worship

Effective Friday, May 29, the 49-person limit on religious, spiritual, and worship gatherings is raised for indoor gatherings to 25% capacity of the space or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is smaller, and to 150 people for outdoor gatherings. All Houses of Worship are asked to follow proper social distancing and safety protocols.

Click here to read the full reopening guidance for Houses of Worship.

Amended Prohibitions on Social Gatherings

Last Friday, Governor Ned Lamont signed Executive Order 7TT, which raises limits on all social and recreational gatherings to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors subject to safety restrictions and existing orders and business sector rules.

Click here to read Governor Lamont’s Executive Order 7TT.

Approaching Deadline to Qualify for Health Coverage through Access Health CT

Connecticut residents who may have lost their jobs from a furlough or layoff within the last two months must act quickly if they would like to enroll in health care coverage through Access Health CT, the state’s health insurance marketplace.

In general, people who lost health insurance due to a job loss have 60 days to apply for coverage through Access Health CT, as that job loss is considered a “Qualifying Life Event.” This means that the deadline to enroll for anyone who lost their jobs in April is approaching fast.

To help residents maintain quality and affordable health care coverage, Access Health CT recommends comparing options on AccessHealthCT.com to COBRA coverage, as the marketplace may offer a better, less expensive choice, and is the only place where people can qualify for financial help to lower their costs.

Please click here to read the full press release issued yesterday by Access Health CT.

State Webpage for Latest COVID-19 Guidance

The state has launched a one-stop webpage with reopening guidance and the operating status of various facilities.

Please click here to be directed to the site.