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Sat Feb 13, 2021, 01:34 AM

Lamont plans to ease COVID restrictions by mid-March

Gov. Ned Lamont told the Waterbury Regional Chamber on Friday that he anticipates relaxing coronavirus-related restrictions in mid-March if the current encouraging COVID-19 trends continue.

This was the most definitive statement from Lamont on the timing of the next reopening phase since he ordered a partial roll back in November amid a second coronavirus outbreak. Specifically, the governor said he anticipates raising the current attendance limits for indoor and outdoor events at commercial venues in a month, provided the viral outbreak does not take a turn for the worse again. He also indicated that other reopening rules could be loosened up at that time.

“Let’s say on March 15 if the metrics all hold up, I think you’re going to be able to have more people on indoor events and a lot more people on outdoor events because outdoors is so much safer, subject to the metrics,” Lamont said.

“So, I can’t take all the risk off the table. It is not like I know what the South African flu is going to do in a month from now, but I am going to do my best to say right now, given where we are, I anticipate on March 15 that things are going to start opening up,” he continued.

Read more: https://www.rep-am.com/top-stories/2021/02/12/exclusive-lamont-plans-to-ease-covid-restrictions-by-mid-march/
(Waterbury Republican American)

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