Covid-19 Alert: 30 cities & towns in CT reach Red Alert Status. More expected to roll back to phase 2, what this means for businesses and you, details can be found here.
This comes on the same day the state's positivity rate jumped to 6.1%, the highest it's been since June 1.
Windham, New Haven, Hamden, Bridgeport andStamford announced they would be going back to 'Phase 2' due to an uptick in cases.
For the first time, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday that if this upward trend continues, and there’s indications that it will, we could be seeing a statewide rollback.
He also said that if this continues, the rollback to ‘Phase 2’ may no longer just be a recommendation, but something stricter.
“If we find out on Monday that this hockey stick acceleration of infections are continuing, and most of these towns say ‘I can’t do it on my own, perhaps I prefer having the Governor and state step in,’ we would step in and make sure all the red alert towns did the safe thing,” Lamont said.
Note:Executive Order No. 9G allows municipalities to revert to the more restrictive Phase 2 size and capacity limitations and rules for certain businesses and gatherings. A comparison of Phase 2 and Phase 3 rules can be found here. Please see here for a list of municipalities who have made a Phase 2/Phase 3 election under EO 9G.
This chart provides recommendations from the CT DPH with guidance on what should be done within each alert level.