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June 8 Update

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Corona Update

Data as of June 7:

Bridgeport
  • Bridgeport cases: 3522
  • Bridgeport case rate: 2431/100,000, or one out of every 41 people in Bridgeport.
  • Bridgeport deaths: 144
Connecticut
  • Connecticut cases: 43,968
  • Connecticut deaths: 4071

Phase 2 Reopening

Governor Ned Lamont announced his administration has released documents detailing specific rules for businesses under Phase 2 of Connecticut’s Reopening plans must follow. Phase 2 businesses include:

Phase 2 begins on June 17, a week from this Wednesday. Businesses reopening must self-certify prior to opening. Businesses that self-certified during Phase 1 will NOT need to certify again during Phase 2.


Bridgeport Coronavirus informations here.

The City of Bridgeport has a YouTube information Channel.

June 3 Update

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Corona Update

Data as of May 26:

Bridgeport
  • Bridgeport cases: 3401
  • Bridgeport case rate: 2347/100,000, or one out of every 43 people in Bridgeport.
  • Bridgeport deaths: 144
Connecticut
  • Connecticut cases: 42,979
  • Connecticut deaths: 3972

Governor’s Briefing

Lowest number of deaths we’ve seen in months. More tests, rates coming down. Free testing is available in various places. We are not at capacity.

We acknowledge the Floyd George tragedy. If you are not touched by what happened to Mr. George, you are not human. No arrests, no looting, that’s the Connecticut way. We’re holding the peace.

FEMA approves funding for crisis counseling in Connecticut

Governor Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut has received approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide crisis counseling to those who have been impacted by COVID-19. This program will be administered by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services in cooperation with the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection. Full details at June 2 update, link below.

Additional emergency SNAP benefits being delivered June 18 to more than 108,000 households in Connecticut

The Connecticut Department of Social Services today announced that it will provide $16.3 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to nearly half of Connecticut’s SNAP participants on Friday, June 12, 2020. Full details at June 2 update, link below.

Governor Lamont’s June 2, Update

Governor’s 49th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Child care facilities may now provide care for up to fifty (50) children without obtaining approval from the Commissioner of Early Childhood. Any facility caring for more than fifty (50) children in one facility must obtain approval from the Commissioner of Early Childhood and demonstrate sufficient separation of groups of children within the facility.

Executive Order No. 7Q

Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Statewide COVID-19 Seroprevalence Project to Track Pandemic Infection Data in Connecticut

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut is partnering in a first-of-its-kind, statewide project to quantify the spread of COVID-19 within the state by conducting a seroprevalence study of 1,400 randomized, representative Connecticut residents.

Project Will Be Led by Yale University in Collaboration with Gallup, Quest Diagnostics, and The Jackson Laboratory.

For the full details, visit the June 2 Press Release on the matter.

State’s Page
State’s Page

“COVID-19 may have changed the way we do things in Connecticut, but it cannot change who we are as a people. Together we will meet this challenge. And together we will navigate the path forward.” See the State’s Connecticut COVID-19 Response page, the gateway to all of the state’s COVID-19 resources.


Bridgeport Coronavirus informations here.

City of Bridgeport has a YouTube information Channel.

May 27 Update

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Data as of May 26:

Bridgeport
  • Bridgeport cases: 3270
  • Bridgeport case rate: 2257/100,000, or one out of every 44 people in Bridgeport.
  • Bridgeport deaths: 143
Connecticut
  • Connecticut cases: 41,303
  • Connecticut deaths: 3769

Governor Lamont Directs Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Eugene Kenneth Baron, Jr.

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is directing U.S. and state flags in Connecticut to be lowered to half-staff as a mark of solemn respect for Connecticut State Police Trooper First Class Eugene Kenneth Baron, Jr, who passed away on Monday, May 25, 2020, following a courageous battle with cancer as a result of his response and service in support of New York City in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. His passing is classified as a line of duty death.

For the complete story, visit the May 26 Press Release.

Governor Releases Reopen Connecticut Report

Governor Lamont Signs Executive Order Allowing All Eligible Connecticut Residents to Vote Absentee in August 11 Primary Elections

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, he has signed an executive order allowing all registered voters in Connecticut to vote absentee in the August 11, 2020 primary elections.

Secretary of the State Denise Merrill will mail every registered voter in the state an application they will need to fill out and return in order to obtain an absentee ballot.

Governor Lamont Reminds Connecticut Residents of June 1 Deadline to Apply for Home Heating Assistance

Families and Individuals Seeking Assistance Should Visit www.ct.gov/staywarm or Call 2-1-1 for Guidance

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont is reminding Connecticut residents who need help paying last winter’s home heating bills that there is still time to apply to the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP). An extended application deadline of Monday, June 1, 2020, gives eligible families and individuals – including those impacted by the COVID-19 public health emergency – more time to apply for this vital assistance.

“Even though we are well into spring, we want to remind everyone that there’s still time to apply for assistance to pay for your home heating bills for the last winter season,” Governor Lamont said. “I want to thank the Department of Social Services and the dedicated staff of Connecticut’s community action agencies and partners for their work on behalf of so many children, families, older and other adults who need assistance.”

For the complete story, visit the May 22 Press Release


Bridgeport Coronavirus information is here.

City of Bridgeport has a YouTube information Channel.

Mayor Ganim Requires the Use of Face Masks or other Facial Covers in The City of Bridgeport: Masks Must Be Worn In Public Places In An Effort To Slow The Spread Of Covid-19. Full details here.

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