CT Daily Covid-19 Update for 10.28.20 - This blog includes daily stats, the latest guidance, CIAC winter sports, voting procedures, interviews, travel advisory updates and more.
Headlines we're watching:
CIAC Winter Sports:
Glenn Lungarini, the executive director of the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference, said Tuesday that his organization had hoped to release a full plan for winter sports on Nov. 10, but may need to push that back to the following week given the uncertainty with the pandemic. CLICK HERE for updates.
Meriden Mayor Kevin Scarpati says scaling back may be necessary should the city's COVID numbers continue to rise. The announcement comes after the city reported 62 new coronavirus cases since last Tuesday, its highest weekly total of cases since the Spring. Moving the city from its current level, yellow, to orange would mean scaling back public events, limiting group sizes, and postponing indoor activities where mask wearing or social distancing cannot be maintained.
Warning to CT Restaurants:
After an alarming video surfaced Tuesday morning from Bridgeport, officials had this to say:
“The less of this we see, the stronger our response will be. This isn’t fair to all of the restaurants across CT looking out for their customers,” Lamont said in the post.
In response, Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim said the bar was closed on Sunday, and that this was its third violation of COVID-19 executive orders.
“They now have to appeal to State to reopen. Safety is of utmost importance for Bridgeport residents and businesses. We must follow the protocols & guidelines. #Mask #NoGatherings,” Ganim said in a Twitter post.
"If you do not follow the guidelines, there's a bigger chance of spreading the virus and us not being able to move the ball forward. We were so fortunate to get into phase three," said Scott Dolch, CT Restaurant Association.
Voting Procedures for CT
Guest: Tim De Carlo Organization: Registrars of Voters Association of Connecticut (ROVAC)
Role: Waterbury Registrar of Voters
Last Chance to Register - Election Day Registration:
· If you have not registered to vote by October 27th, your very last chance is in-person, on Election Day, at your town’s designated Election Day Registration location
· Those looking to register on Election Day should:
Find out where their town’s Election Day Registration location is beforehand. It may not be your usual polling location
Show up as early as you can so you can avoid lines and long waits. You can utilize Election Day Registration between 6 a.m. - 8 p.m. By state law you must be in the Election Day Registration line by 8 p.m. to be allowed to register.
Getting Your Absentee Ballot In On Time:
· Things are different this year due to the pandemic—every voter has the option to vote by absentee ballot
· You can submit your absentee ballot by mail or by using your town’s Ballot Drop Box, which is likely located outside of your town hall.
· Voters can make sure their absentee ballot is submitted on time by submitting their ballot via their town’s Ballot Drop Box by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
Voting In-Person on November 3rd:
· Voters can still vote in-person at their designated polling location on Tuesday, November 3rd. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
· Registrars have been working diligently with town officials and the Secretary of the State’s office to make sure polling locations are safe, follow COVID-19 guidelines and promote social distancing.
COVID-19 Update October 27, 2020
As of October 26, 2020, at 8:30 PM, the total of laboratory-confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases reported among Connecticut residents is 68637, including 65901 laboratory-confirmed and 2736 probable cases. Two hundred ninety-two patients are currently hospitalized with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. There have been 4595 COVID-19-associated deaths.
Overall Summary Total** Change Since Yesterday
COVID-19 Cases 68637 +538
COVID-19-Associated Deaths 4595 +6
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19 292 +22
COVID-19 PCR Tests Reported 2218298 +13039
**Includes confirmed plus probable cases
COVID-19 Cases and Associated Deaths by County of Residence
As of 10/26/20 8:30pm.
National COVID-19 statistics and information about preventing spread of COVID-19 are available from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Day-to-day changes reflect newly reported cases, deaths, and tests that occurred over the last several days to week. All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. Hospitalization data were collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association. Deaths reported to either OCME or DPH are included in the daily COVID-19 update.
All data are preliminary and subject to change. Updated on 10/27/2020.
Travel Advisory Update 10.28.20
Added to impacted locations: California, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania If you're entering Connecticut from these locations, you need to quarantine 14 days. See full list
As of October 27, 2020, the following locations meet the criteria and are included in Connecticut's travel advisory. They are:
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia