NY, NJ, CT ban gatherings of over 50 people; Foxwoods, Mohegan Sun to close for first time

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have announced there will be statewide bans on all gatherings over 50 people.

News 12 Staff

Mar 16, 2020, 4:23 PM

Updated 1,495 days ago

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The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have announced there will be statewide bans on all gatherings over 50 people.
The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut made the announcement on a joint media conference call Monday.
Casinos, gyms, racetracks and movie theaters will close at 8 p.m. Monday.
Lamont announced Monday night that the Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan Tribal Nations will temporarily close casino and resort properties on sovereign reservation lands.The historic move will mark the first time Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun will close since the casinos opened in the 1990s.
In addition, all bars and dine-in restaurants in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will close amid coronavirus concerns.
Take-out service will still be available.
Adam Bajko is the co-owner of Chips in Fairfield. He says the family-run business will run with a skeleton crew for the next few weeks and will cut the staff by two-thirds.
The move follows other states that have put the ban in place.
Meanwhile, all New York City and Connecticut public schools are closed, as well as all schools on Long Island.
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