Hamden reverting to Phase 2 of reopening following statewide spike in COVID cases

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HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Mayor Curt Leng announced Friday he is reverting Hamden to Phase 2 of COVID-19 restrictions.

New Haven, Stamford, Bridgeport, and Windham did the same in the last week following an alarming spike in the state’s COVID positivity rate Wednesday to 6.1%, the highest seen since June.

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Hamden is at the orange alert level, meaning it has seen an increase of COVID-19 positive cases. The town is taking action now in an effort to reduce the spread of the virus, in what town officials say appears to be a second wave of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Mayor Leng said, “It is crucial that Hamden take pro-active steps toward mitigating the spread of the virus in our community. While we are all without question experiencing ‘COVID Fatigue’ and want things to go back to normal faster, the fact is that COVID-19 is spreading in our State and the trends show it gaining momentum somewhat similar to what we experienced earlier this year. For the health and well-being of our families and neighbors, we need to wear our masks, keep social distancing, wash our hands, stay away from gatherings – especially inside – and follow all of the health guidance that will help protect us. I have no doubt that we can do this together.”

There are now around 30 towns and cities under the state’s COVID-19 Red Alert, the state’s highest threshold for an uptick in cases.

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