Lamont: Phase 3 reopening put on pause due to increase of COVID-19 cases across country

Gov. Ned Lamont is putting plans to reopen some parts of Connecticut's economy on hold during phase three because of an increase in new COVID-19 cases around the U.S., he announced Monday.

News 12 Staff

Jul 6, 2020, 7:19 PM

Updated 1,469 days ago

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Gov. Ned Lamont is putting plans to reopen some parts of Connecticut's economy on hold during phase three because of an increase in new COVID-19 cases around the U.S., he announced Monday.
Phase three was initially slated for July 20, and Lamont has not given another date to initiate the phase.
He says he'll continue to monitor the situation across the country.
Under phase three, bars were initially on the list of what could reopen, but Gov. Lamont wants to hold off on reopening. The opening of indoor amusement parks and arcades -- and indoor event spaces and venues is also on hold for now .
Lamont also says he was thinking about increasing the size of outdoor gatherings-- and allowing more people inside gyms and restaurants. However, he now says private gatherings will stay at up to 25 people indoors and up to 100 people outdoors, with 150 people allowed at outdoor graduations.
Capacity at gyms and restaurants will also stay capped at 50%, and 25% at outdoor venues like racetracks.
State campgrounds will still open Wednesday.
Lamont says 24,692 tests were administered between Friday and Sunday, and 259 came back positive with a 1.0%.
Twenty-six fewer people are hospitalized, with a total of 69 hospitalizations. The figure is the lowest since March 23.
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