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Coronavirus Latest: Lamont Considers Stricter Rules At College Bars; Police Break Up Unruly Parties

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Here’s the latest on the coronavirus outbreak in the region:

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont will consider stricter enforcement of COVID-19 guidelines at bars and restaurants in certain hotspots. That’s in response to several incidents near college campuses over the weekend.

A bar in Fairfield was shut down after police broke up a crowd of 50 people without masks. And Trinity College banned 15 students from campus housing for the rest of the semester after “significant COVID-19 conduct violations” at a Hartford bar.

Connecticut’s COVID-19 positive rate has hit 4%  — the highest it’s been since June. Long Island and Westchester County, New York have positive rates of about 1.2%. Governors Ned Lamont and Andrew Cuomo are discouraging non-essential travel between their states.

Suffolk County Police broke up a house party over the weekend in Farmingville, Long Island that had up to 300 people attend.

The town of New Canaan, Connecticut has made its downtown streets “mask wearing zones.” Residents are required to wear face coverings outdoors from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.