Lamont's 'stay-at-home' order begins Monday as CT cases climb to 415
Gov. Ned Lamont's "Stay Safe, Stay Home" executive order will take effect Monday night as a way to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
The order will require non-essential businesses and nonprofits to suspend their in-person operations.
Essential services include:
-Restaurants and bars, but for delivery and take-out only
-Health care operations, which include hospitals, doctors and dentist offices, and urgent care facilities
Gov. Ned Lamont says new coronavirus cases bring the statewide total to 415.
Eight residents who tested positive have died. According to Gov. Lamont, more than 3,600 tests have been conducted in the state and 51 people are currently hospitalized.
Every county in Connecticut has reported at least one confirmed case of coronavirus.
The governor also released a short video on Twitter to clear up who should stay home during the outbreak.
"It's trying to strike a balance between keeping you and your family safe, and keeping our economy going," Lamont says.
Manufacturing and construction will continue as they are considered essential industries. Food stores and pharmacies will also remain open.
The governor is also looking into temporarily eliminating doctor co-payments, and receiving more medical supplies.
The governor's office said a reminder about the stay-home order would be sent to more than 4 million Connecticut phone numbers through the state's alert system. The recording was being sent from the Emergency Operations Center in Hartford Sunday afternoon and was to be accompanied by a text message to mobile phones containing a link to the state’s coronavirus website
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