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Lamont's New Executive Order: Flexibility in Hiring Substitute Teachers, Sale of Alcohol at Virtual Charitable Events Permitted

Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 83rd 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. 9O enacts the following provisions:

  • Flexibility in hiring short-term substitute teachers: Allows the commissioner of the State Department of Education to suspend the statutory requirement that local school districts request and receive a waiver from the commissioner to hire short-term substitute teachers who do not have a bachelor’s degree.
  • Sale of alcoholic liquor at virtual events by charitable organizations permitted: Modifies certain state laws to enable charitable organizations to sell alcoholic liquor for off-premise consumption as part of virtual fundraising events.
  • Resumption of certain Judicial Branch requirements and deadlines: Amends previously enacted executive orders to resume statutory requirements and deadlines related to Supreme and Appellate Court operations and related to offers of compromise.

**DownloadGovernor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 9O

Data updates on testing in Connecticut

 

The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases, deaths, and tests in Connecticut. It is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report are preliminary, and data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.

Overall Summary

Total

Change Since Yesterday

COVID-19 Cases (confirmed and probable)

118,754

+1,459

COVID-19 Tests Reported (molecular and antigen)

3,278,481

+24,831

Daily Test Positivity

 

5.88%

Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19

1,152

+54

COVID-19 Associated Deaths

5,040

+20

County-by-county breakdown of current COVID-19 hospitalizations:

County

Current COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Fairfield County

346

Hartford County

297

Litchfield County

15

Middlesex County

31

New Haven County

383

New London County

61

Tolland County

5

Windham County

14

Total

1,152

For a series of interactive graphs and maps that provide additional data, including metrics related to age, gender, and race/ethnicity, as well as data broken down by every town and city in Connecticut, visit ct.gov/coronavirus and click the link that is labeled, “Data Tracker.”

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