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As COVID-19 Spikes, Connecticut Restaurants Prepare For A Tough Winter

Nov 10, 2020

COVID cases in Connecticut continue to rise, and the majority of residents now live in what the state defines as “red zones”. Governor Lamont has ordered a voluntary curfew and the state has required restaurants to begin shutting down starting at 9:30 p.m., with doors closed by 10 p.m.

But what will this mean for an industry already on a knife’s edge financially?

We hear from a restaurant owner and an industry leader.

And, with winter approaching, is there a way to enjoy restaurant dining safely? We talk to an epidemiologist about how we should consider the risks of indoor dining during a winter COVID spike.

How should the government respond to protect residents’ health while also helping restaurants financially?

We want to hear from you, too.

GUESTS:

  • Scott Dolch - Executive Director of the Connecticut Restaurant Association
  • Andy Rizzo - co-owner of Salute restaurant in Hartford
  • Gregg Gonsalves - Assistant professor of Epidemiology at Yale University School of Public Health

Cat Pastor contributed to this show.

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