Coronavirus Update-Phase 2 Guidelines, Shop Local-Win Local Winners & Case Data

June 7th –Today, CT’s Department of Economic and Community Development released requirements for businesses and non-profits allowed to open under Phase 2 as of June 17th.  They include: Indoor Restaurant Dining, Hotels/Lodging, Personal Services, Indoor Recreation, Sports, Sports Clubs & Complexes, Gyms, Fitness Centers, Pools, Outdoor Arts, Entertainment, Events (limited capacity), Amusement Parks, Libraries Museums, Zoos, Aquariums, and Social Clubs. 

An accompanying executive order should be forthcoming. Businesses and non-profits must self-certify before opening.  

Gathering sizes are expected to increase under Phase 2.  In the meantime, social and recreational gatherings are limited to 10 persons indoors and 25 persons outdoors, with restrictions.  Religious and graduation gatherings have their own restrictions.  Face coverings are required for those unable to maintain 6 feet of distance from another person. Exceptions are allowed for young children, medical reasons and while eating outdoors at a restaurant. Residents within a high-risk group and those over the age of 65 are encouraged to continue to stay home. 

Tonight’s winners of Shop Local, Win Local Wilton are Liz Massaua, Anne Irish and Carol Kopfmann.  My assistant Jackie will be in contact.  Another week of Shop Local, Win Local begins today.

CT DPH reported 36 new cases in Fairfield County or a pandemic-to-date total of 16,056. Wilton had 206 cases. Fairfield County hospitalizations increased by 3 to 111 patients. Total deaths in Fairfield County increased by 3 to 1,312. 

Statewide, CT DPH reported 150 new cases for a total of 43,968 as of 8:30 p.m. yesterday. 262 cases have not yet been assigned to a municipality. 6,807 new tests were performed for a pandemic-to-date total of 300,281 in Connecticut.  Statewide deaths rose by 16 to 4,071. Statewide hospitalizations remained at 333 patients. 

Out of respect for each other, as Americans that care for each other, we need to be wearing masks in public when we cannot social distance.”  Dr. Deborah Birx, Coronavirus Response Coordinator for the White House Coronavirus Task Force.  

As always, if you have any questions, please email the appropriate town department or me at [email protected].

Thank you,

Lynne Vanderslice

First Selectwoman