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Stamford, Bridgeport, Norwalk rolling back to phase 2 of COVID-19 reopening plan

A total of 1,319 tests came back positive out of 21,739, translating to an infection rate of 6.1%. That's the highest it's been since June.

News 12 Staff

Oct 30, 2020, 2:25 AM

Updated 1,327 days ago

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Three local cities are pulling back on COVID-19 recovery plans amid rising numbers in Connecticut.
Stamford, Bridgeport and Norwalk are rolling back to phase two of reopening.
Another 1,319 cases were reported Thursday, the highest single day total in weeks. A total of 1,319 tests came back positive out of 21,739, translating to an infection rate of 6.1%. That's the highest it's been since June.
"This is a difficult decision, as I do not want to see our local businesses impacted, but my priority remains the health and safety of our residents," said Norwalk Mayor Harry Riling. "Our cases are rising and I am deeply concerned."
The decision decreases the capacity inside restaurants, venues and salons.
One restaurant owner told News 12 this will impact the small events they had booked for the holiday season.
Stamford Mayor David Martin says we are in a second wave and have to change our behavior immediately.
John Nealon helped open The Lila Rose five weeks ago. He admits it was a challenge to do during a pandemic, but they invested in heat lamps and plexiglass dividers to make the most of their space.
Just this month, they were allowed to increase capacity to 75%. The mayor's decision Thursday means they have to go back to 50% capacity. It also means they can host an indoor event with only 25 people.
Stamford is considered a red alert zone tallying more than 15 cases per 100,000 residents over the past 14 days.
Bridgeport and Norwalk's rollbacks go into effect at 12. p.m. Sunday.


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