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Lamont's 48th Executive Order Requires Mandatory COVID Testing for Nursing Home Staff, Assisted Living Agencies, and Residential Communities

Governor Lamont signs 48th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 48th since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus. Executive Order No. 7UU enacts the following provisions:

·       Mandatory COVID-19 testing for staff of private and municipal nursing homes, residential communities and assisted living agencies: Requires all staff of these facilities to be tested for COVID-19 weekly for the duration of the public health and civil preparedness emergency.

·       Determination of suitable work: Allows the Connecticut Department of Labor to consider, when determining a worker’s eligibility for unemployment benefits, whether COVID-19 means returning to work would pose an unreasonable risk to the health of a member of that worker’s household.

**DownloadGovernor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7UU


**NOTE: Beginning today, this daily update now includes COVID-19 cases and deaths broken down as either “confirmed” or “probable.” Previous reports used a combined number. Probable cases of COVID-19 involve persons who have not had confirmed laboratory testing (RT-PCR) performed, but whose symptoms indicate they are very likely to have a COVID-19 infection. In Connecticut, most of the probable COVID-19 cases involve persons whose death certificates list COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. **

Overall Summary

Statewide Total

(includes confirmed and probable cases)

Change Since Yesterday

COVID-19 Cases

42,740

+539

COVID-19-Associated Deaths

3,964

+20

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

454

-27

COVID-19 PCR Tests Reported

259,320

+9,274

County-by-county breakdown:

County

COVID-19 Cases

COVID-19 Deaths

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Confirmed

Probable

Confirmed

Probable

Fairfield County

15,003

706

990

298

157

Hartford County

9,752

693

944

310

100

Litchfield County

1,333

67

114

22

4

Middlesex County

1,084

59

117

36

21

New Haven County

11,088

391

822

151

160

New London County

1,033

58

66

23

9

Tolland County

768

77

45

13

2

Windham County

376

12

12

1

1

Pending address validation

233

7

0

0

0

Total

40,670

2,070

3,110

854

454

For several additional graphs and tables containing more data, including a list of cases in every municipality, visit ct.gov/coronavirus.

 

 

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