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Eleven Conn. Towns Now Make The COVID 'Red Zone' List

Oct 15, 2020

There are now 11 towns in Connecticut classified as being in COVID “red zones” -- that is they have more than 15 cases per 100,000 residents. When Governor Ned Lamont introduced the system last week, there were only four towns in that category.

Lamont said at his Thursday coronavirus briefing his administration plans to release the names of the towns that are red zones every week. Towns in these red zones are allowed to roll back to Phase two of reopening, or consider all-remote learning in their school districts.

"These are our recommendations, these are not mandates but our recommendations are certainly to for example postpone indoor events including some of the sports that would be indoors," said Lamont. "Work in collaboration with your local health departments when it comes to schools -- maybe time to start thinking about more remote learning in a situation like that."

Danbury and Hartford are two of the cities on this week's red zone list.

After being above 2 percent for the past two days, the state's positivity rate has dropped down to 1.3 percent.