COVID-19 Press Releases

Last Updated 6/25 at 8:50 a.m.

June 24 - Governor Announces Tri-State Travel Advisory and Self-Quarantine for Travelers Visiting Certain States

June 16 - Governor Signs 53rd Executive Order - Details regarding Phase 2 of Reopen CT

June 8 - Gov. Lamont Orders Independent Analysis of COVID-19 in CT's Nursing Homes and Assisted Living Facilities  

June 7 - Reopen Sector Rules for Phase 2 (Begins June 17)

June 5 - Governor Signs 51 Exec. Order - Moves up Phase 2 to June 17, Drive in Graduations, Nursing Homes

June 4 - State of the Town Update from Town Manager

June 3 - Governor Provides Updates - In-person graduation requirements, state funding, AAA office reopen, etc.

June 2 - Gov. Lamont Signs 49th Executive Order - Modifies # of Children  A Child Care Program Can Serve from 30 to 50

May 29 - Governor Signs 47th Executive Order - Increases size limit on social gatherings

May 27 - Town Manager Weekly Update

May 26 - Governor and Reopen CT Advisory Board Publish Reopen CT Report and website

May 22 - Governor Signs 45th Executive Order, DMV Extends Expiring Credentials on Licenses, etc. 

May 20 - Governor Extends Prohibition of Gatherings through June 20

May 18 - Town Manager Weekly Update - May 18, 2020

May 18 - Governor Lamont Delays Opening of Hair Salons to align with Rhode Island.

May 18 - Town Waste Disposal Facilities Begin Accepting All Standard Materials Again

May 18 - Temporary Outdoor Dining Application and Guidelines for Restaurants

May 13 - Governor Signs 40th Exec. Order - Flexibility for Restaurants/Retail to operate outside, CT receives largest PPE shipment to date.

May 11 - Weekly Town Manager Update

May 11 - Governor announces phase 1 of Reopen CT with protocols for eligible businesses

May 6 - Governor signs 36th Exec. Order - Schools, Dog Licenses, Medicaid, etc.

May 6 - MDC Reminds Customers about "Return to Service" protocols for Building Water Systems

May 5 - Governor Announces K-12 Public Schools to Remain Closed throughout Academic Year

May 4 - Weekly Town Manager Update

May 4 - Governor Signs 35th Executive Order - Expanded Benefits through SNAP, Mandatory suspension of annual town meeting or referendum to adopt budget

April 30 - Governor Announces Plan to Reopen the State in Phased Approach

April 25 - Governor partners with CBIA & CONNSTEP to distribute free face coverings to essential workers.

April 24 - 33rd Executive Order Signed - SNAP benefits, Medicaid flexibility, etc.

April 23 - Governor Signs 32nd Executive Order - 7EE

April 23 - Governor Announces Members of "Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group"

April 22 - Governor Lamont Signs 31st Executive Order to mitigate spread of COVID-19

April 21 - Gov. Signs 30th Exec. Order

April 20 - Governor Encourages Residents to report symptoms or good health using new "How We Feel" App.

April 20 - Updates from Governor's Office - New mask requirement, testing sites, taxpayer assistance, and more.

April 15 - Updates from Governor including health insurance announcements, approaching deadline for Access Health CT, etc.

April 13 - Governor Lamont Announces Creation of Group of Health and Business Experts Who Will Provide Advice and Recommendations on the Reopening of Connecticut’s Economy

April 10 - Governor Extends All Closures and Safety Measures through May 20

April 9 - Town Manager Weekly Update

April 9 - Governor Orders All Flags to Half Staff to Honor Those Who Have Lost Their Lives from COVID-19.

April 6 - CDC Now Recommends Wearing Cloth Face Masks in Public Spaces - Homemade, not N95 or surgical masks, as those should be reserved for healthcare workers. Includes instructions on how to make your own cloth mask.

April 3 - Weekly Update from Town Manager

April 1 - Governor Announces Creation of 4-CT Charitable Organization for COVID-19

April 1 - First COVID-19 Related Death Reported in Glastonbury

March 31 - 19th Executive Order Signed - Mortgage Relief, State Parks Closed...

March 30 - Governor Signs 18th Executive Order Enhancing Health Procedures for Childcare, licensing updates, etc. 

March 30 - UCC organization available to help with groceries, household chores, and more daily needs for residents 70+ or disabled

March 26 - Governor's Order restricts gatherings of 5 or more. Town playgrounds, athletic fields, and dog park Closed. Food Bank donations now available through PayPal. 

March 26 - Governor Lamont Launches Emergency No-Interest Loan Program for Connecticut Small Businesses and Nonprofits Impacted by COVID-19

March 25 - All Dial-A-Ride services SUSPENDED, (including medical & grocery trips) until further notice. Parks & Recreation programming suspended until further notice. 

March 24 - Summary of COVID-19 Updates

March 23 - Help Support the Food Bank with a monetary donation.

March 23 - Note from Town Manager Richard J. Johnson - sent through Everbridge on 3/23/2020

"This is Richard Johnson, Glastonbury Town Manager, with a brief message concerning current Town operations. Most town facilities are closed, programs canceled, and select facilities operating under modified schedules. Police, Fire, and Emergency Medical remain uninterrupted. Town staff, including the Customer Service Center, is working remotely and available by phone (860-652-7710) or email ( during normal business hours to answer questions as needed. For contact information, daily updates, important resources, and ways to help others in the community, please visit or contact Town staff should you have any questions or require assistance.  Thank you."

March 20 - First COVID-19 Case Confirmed in Glastonbury

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