Lamont: Connecticut is 7-10 days from reopening some places, businesses

Connecticut is about 7 days into declining hospitalizations and under federal guidelines, in another 7 to 10 days the state could make some announcements on places that can reopen.

News 12 Staff

Apr 27, 2020, 7:19 PM

Updated 1,544 days ago

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Lamont: Connecticut is 7-10 days from reopening some places, businesses
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-The governor, Department of Social Services and other departments are working on ways to get food to people who are struggling right now.
-Dept. of Social Services ensuring that people who receive SNAP will receive as much as possible.
-SNAP eligibility has been extended for six months.
-Hospitalizations are down about 25% but fatality rate is still high.
-Connecticut is about 7 days into declining hospitalizations and under federal guidelines, in another 7 to 10 days the state could make some announcements on places that can reopen.
-Fairfield County continues to trend down in hospitalizations and Hartford and New Haven counties remain flat.
-Lamont says the state is going to be ramping up testing "big time," including moving from just testing symptomatic people to also testing asymtomatic people.
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