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Rep. Fishbein's Connecticut Coronavirus Update - 3/28/2020

Governor Lamont this evening announced another Executive Order – Executive Order 7P.

Executive Order 7P authorizes state commissioners to provide housing to promote safe social distancing for workers who may be exposed to the virus due to their job or current housing situation.

Executive Order 7P:

Authorization to Provide for Non-Congregant Housing for Persons at Risk. The Commissioner of Public Health, Secretary of the Office of Policy and Management, and commissioners of Emergency Services and Public Protection and Housing are authorized to issue such orders as they deem necessary to provide or arrange non-congregant housing with sufficient physical distancing capacity for people who, from the nature of their existing housing or working environments, are at increased risk of exposure to, infection with, or transmission of COVID-19, and to seek reimbursement for any resulting expenditures from appropriate federal agencies or other sources.

Executive Order 7P can be read here: https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/Office-of-the-Governor/Executive-Orders/Lamont-Executive-Orders/Executive-Order-No-7P.pdf

The governor’s full press release can be read here: https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/03-2020/Governor-Lamont-Coronavirus-Update-March-28

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Governor Lamont films PSA asking for health care professionals to volunteer in COVID-19 effort

Governor Lamont today released a PSA video asking health care professionals – including students and those who are retired – to consider helping Connecticut’s medical facilities in the COVID-19 effort by volunteering their services. Those interested in volunteering can register online at ctresponds.ct.gov and they will be matched with a health care facility that is in need.

His PSA can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MEQGHkufMw&feature=youtu.be

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Connecticut residents urged to be aware of scams linking coronavirus stimulus checks with the 2020 Census

Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, Attorney General William Tong, and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle Seagull are urging Connecticut residents to be mindful of fraudulent emails, text messages, phone calls, and social media posts falsely claiming that Americans must respond to the 2020 Census in order to receive a stimulus check from the federal government. In some cases, scammers may urge users to visit a fake census website and sign up to receive a stimulus check from the U.S. government, along with other false claims.

For more information, read the press release the three state officials issued on these potential scams.

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As of 6:00 p.m. tonight – Saturday, March 28th – the state has diagnosed a total of 1524 cases of Coronavirus. Updated virus totals can be accessed here: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus

Governor Lamont also said the state death toll related to Coronavirus has risen to 33. 

Latest COVID-19 Testing Data in Connecticut

Updated 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, 2020

 Total patients who tested positive: 1524

Fairfield County: 908

Hartford County: 228

Litchfield County: 65

Middlesex County: 28

New Haven County: 236

New London County: 19

Tolland County: 37

Windham County: 3


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