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Connecticut will relax Covid-19 lockdown measures, keep mask mandates

Added 03-04-21 07:37:02pm EST - “Connecticut's Democrat governor is quietly relaxing his coronavirus lockdown, just days after Texas and Mississippi were denounced by the White House and the national media for lifting mask mandates and wanting to fully reopen.” - Rt.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Rt.com: “Connecticut will relax Covid-19 lockdown measures, keep mask mandates”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Starting March 19, all capacity limits will be lifted on restaurants, retail, libraries, personal services, indoor recreation and gyms, offices and houses of worship, Governor Ned Lamont announced on Thursday.

Restaurants are still required to close by 11 pm and maintain an 8-person table limit, however. Indoor theaters are still required to operate at 50 percent capacity. Drink-only bars will remain shut. Private gatherings have generously been expanded to 25 indoors and 100 outdoors, while those at commercial venues were expanded to 100 inside and 200 outside.

Connecticut by the numbers today:Tests: 47,132Cases: 878Rate: 1.86%People in hospital: 433Daily deaths: 15TOTAL vaccinations: 1,086,154At least 1 dose: 759,702 or 21.3% of CT population (18+)#nbc4ny

Kindergarten limits will be raised from 16 to 20 by March 29, and outdoor amusement parks will be allowed to reopen in April, Lamont said. The state travel advisory is also being downgraded from required to recommended. 

However, face masks remain mandatory, and all businesses and venues are still under orders to follow social distancing and sanitation protocols.

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