Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said he plans to sign an executive order Friday extending previously enacted closures, social distancing and safety measures until at least May 20.
"This is no doubt a difficult situation, but I cannot stress enough that these actions are saving lives by staying home." Lamont tweeted. “While data is starting to show a flattening of the curve, we're not out of the woods. Returning to normal too soon will have too many negative consequences.”
Connecticut has 9,784 confirmed coronavirus cases and 380 deaths, according to a tally from Johns Hopkins University.
Read Lamont's tweet: