State coronavirus survey: 20% of people not planning to get vaccinated
Gov. Ned Lamont said in a news conference Tuesday they are keeping a close eye on college campuses but says "so far so good."
He also said 60% of schools are open full-time or hope to go full time within a few weeks. About 40% of schools are hybrid.
Lamont also announced the results of a statewide coronavirus survey. The survey found that 89% of people wear masks often and 87% believe employers have done enough to keep them safe. As far as a vaccine, it found that 20% do not plan to get vaccinated and 17% were unsure. The survey also found that 72% trust state government to look out for best interests of you and family.
The governor said the state is not going to rush any vaccines to the public unless they verify it is safe and effective.
Lamont also recognized the controversy over the CIAC decision to cancel football for the season, saying football is considered "high risk." He says football could come back early next year.
-49,185 tests administered; 417 came back positive (0.85% positivity rate)
-50 patients are hospitalized (decrease of 8)
-There were 6 COVID-related deaths over the weekend
-CT survey on coronavirus results:
89% wear masks often
87% believe employers have done enough to keep them safe
20% do not plan to get vaccinated, 17% unsure
72% trust state government to look out for best interests of you and family
-Gov. Ned Lamont suggests full-contact high school football to happen "early next year instead of doing it now."