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Coronavirus Latest: Connecticut Returns To Phase 2 With Gatherings Capped At 10, Suggested Curfews

Frank Franklin II

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

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has suggested a curfew to curb the spread of the state’s latest outbreak of the virus. Residents are asked to stay home between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Starting Friday, Connecticut will return to Phase 2 of reopening. All indoor and outdoor gatherings are capped at 10 people. Lamont says that includes for Thanksgiving dinner.

More than half of Connecticut — at least 68 towns — are now under “red-alert.” Connecticut’s COVID-19 infection rate approaches 5%. The positive test rate on Long Island has reached 2%.

New travel restrictions for travelers coming into New York are now in effect. They will have to provide a negative COVID-19 test before they enter the state, if they want to avoid a 14-day quarantine. They'll also have to take a test four days after arriving.

Connecticut is exempt, but Governors Andrew Cuomo and Ned Lamont discourage travel between their states.

Connecticut youth and high school sports that are “high-risk” like wrestling and football are banned through the rest of the year. Connecticut teams will not be allowed to travel to other states for sporting events or host teams from other states.