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COVID-19 Update: May 15

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Sorry I’ve run out of time here; so I’m copying the news from the relevant sites.

Governor’s office on Reopen Connecticut:

Latest Guidance Currently In Effect:
  • Gatherings: All social and recreational gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited. Religious, spiritual, and worship gatherings of more than 50 are prohibited. This remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
  • Face Coverings: When in public and a six-foot distance is unavoidable, face coverings are required to be worn. This does not apply to anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to their health because of a medical condition. Guidance on face coverings has been issued to the state’s businessesCDC video explains how to make a face covering at home.
  • Business operations: The Governor signed an executive order directing Connecticut residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home.” It directs all nonessential businesses statewide to prohibit in-person functions. Guidance has been issued to the state’s businessesThis remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
  • Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers: All workplaces considered essential must follow Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Employers to reduce the spread of COVID-19. This remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
  • Retail establishments that are permitted to stay open under the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order must follow “Safe Store Rules” for their operations. This remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
  • Food establishments are required to provide take-out and delivery services for off-premise consumption only. This remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
  • Gyms, theaters, hair and nail salons, barbershops, spas, and tattoo parlors are not permitted to operate. This remains in effect until May 20, unless otherwise modified.
  • Schools: In-person classes all K-12 schools are canceled for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year. Schools should continue distance learning.
  • Summer camps: Summer camps will be permitted to open effective June 29, 2020. Guidance will be released in the coming days with specific details they must follow to operate.
  • Travelers: Any person coming into Connecticut by any mode of transportation should self-quarantine for 14 days.

Data as of May 14:

Bridgeport cases: 2682

Bridgeport case rate: 1851/100,000, or one out of every 54 people in Bridgeport.

Bridgeport deaths: 124

Connecticut cases: 35,464

Connecticut deaths: 3219


Connecticut Volunteer Opportunities: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Information-For/Volunteers

Connecticut Mental Health Resources: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Pages/Public-Health-Resources/Mental-Health-Resources

Mayor Ganim’s Facebook Page

Bridgeport Corona Virus Updates: https://www.bridgeportct.gov/coronaclosings

CDC guidelines on How to Protect Yourself and Others.

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