Coronavirus

    • AMC Theatres announced on Friday that they are proactively reducing the maximum capacity of each of its theaters by at least 50%, according to a press release.Beginning Saturday through April 30, the movie theater chain will cap ticket sales for each of its theatre’s auditoriums to an amount equal to 50% of the normal seating capacity.Adam Aron, CEO and President of AMC Theatres, said “with this action, we are facilitating the ‘social distance’ between guests who still want to see movies on a big screen.”The company is also enhancing its cleaning protocols by cleaning “hightouch” point areas at least once per hour, the company said. There are AMC Theaters in Bloomfield, Plainville and Southington.

    • The Northeast Fishing and Hunting Show next weekend at the Ct. Convention Center was cancelled.

    • State Legislative Buildings closed until March 30th.

    • Bushnell postponed all shows and events through March 30th.

    • Joe Biden cancelled his appearance in Hartford next week.

    • New Haven issued an emergency order to implement half-occupancy for city establishments. Any business with a capacity of 16 or more needs to halve their occupancy, such as movie theaters, symphony and concert halls, television and radio studios, casinos, nightclubs, restaurants and bars. This takes effect Sunday.

    • All 11 Connecticut cases are in Litchfield and Fairfield counties.

    • Over 140 schools have closed.

    • New Britain has imposed a 10pm curfew for students under the age of 16 now that schools have closed.

      • Chief Operating Officer Josh Geballe  observed the first positive result of COVID-19 pandemic last Friday. State Epidemiologist Matthew Cartter announces the number of positive patients has increased to 11, including a Greenwich resident who was tested in Utah

      • State Epidemiologist Matthew Cartter says several of the new COVID-19 cases resulted from family transmission

      • State Epidemiologist Matthew Cartter says Greenwich Hospital, Bristol Hospital and Waterbury Hospital have set up isolated COVID-19 testing locations separate from main hospitals.

      • Department of Labor suspending work search requirements for unemployment benefits and another mandate that requires certain recipients appear in-person at American Jobs Center, COO Josh Geballe  said.

      • They are developing more ways to tele-med with Medicare and Husky patients…over 850,000 people effected.

      • Trump has declared a National Emergency

      • Connecticut officials banned utilities Friday from shutting off services to customers and warned of heavy demand for absentee ballots in the state’s upcoming presidential primary as hospitals braced for more patients with the coronavirus.

      • Governor Lamont issues new order prohibiting gatherings of over 250 people

      • Governor Lamont waived mandatory 180 day rule for schools. Schools can decide if June 30th will be their last day if they do not reach the threshold prior.

      • Live Nation recommending suspending all tours through April

      • Disneyworld/Disneyland both shut down operations

      •  All jury trials, civil and criminal, in state courts are suspended for 30 days — minus current cases in progress.

      • The DMV is ordering a 90- day extension on all license renewals

      • NBA suspended (per NBA Commissioner Adam Silver) at least 30 days. – MLB suspended till further notice. – NHL suspended till further notice – XFL suspended- till further notice – March Madness canceled – Masters postponed – MLS suspended 30 days – Champions League canceled – SEC, AAC, ACC, Big 10, Pac-12, Big East, Ivy League tournaments canceled – Premier League suspended until April – NFL cancels league meetings

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