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Not Everyone Who Stays At Home Stays Safe

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Apr 082020
 

When this pandemic began to hit the United States some people started wondering how many suicides and murders would take place out of the frustration of being isolated from others or “stuck” with the same group of people indefinitely.

The divorce rate reportedly went up in New York and domestic violence rates also have risen in the past weeks.

The Orange Police Department posted the following information on its Facebook page:

If you need assistance, immediately call the Orange Police Department at 203-891-2130 or dial 911 for emergencies. Remember, not everyone who stays at home stays safe!

The attached information has been provided by the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Services are still available to individuals who need help.

Stay Safe, Stay at Home, Requires More Closures

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Mar 202020
 

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The governor is signing an executive order that will take effect at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 23, called “Stay Safe, Stay at Home” that will require all non-essential businesses to close.

Exemptions include:

  • Grocery stores
  • Take out and delivery food service
  • Gas stations
  • Pharmacies
  • Major construction projects already underway
  • Major defense manufacturing facilities
  • Public transportation
  • Childcare services
  • Auto repair stores
  • Hardware stores
  • Package stores
  • Banks/Financial institutions

If you MUST get something from Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target and other such stores make sure you get there before Monday at 8 p.m. “Those retail stores that are non-essential, do not open,” said Gov. Ned Lamont. “Businesses that don’t comply could face civil fines.”

All non-essential businesses will need to have employees work from home, the governor said.

 

Residents will still be allowed to leave their home for critical services.

“All of the direct and indirect services that are critical to helping battle COVID-19 and keeping our economy moving as much as possible” will be exempt, said Josh Geballe, the state’s chief’s operating officer.

 

On Thursday, hair salons, barbershops, nail salons and tattoo parlors were ordered to close due to the coronavirus.

A serious situation

As of today, Friday, March 20, there were 194 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Connecticut and four people have died from it.  

Here is how the cases break down by county:

All four of the patients who died were in Fairfield County.