Bridgeport, Stamford, and others will roll back to Phase 2 reopening following a rise in COVID-19 cases, officials said Thursday.
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim made the announcement on Thursday.
Stamford officials also announced they are returning to Phase 2 after a spike in cases across the state and particularly, in the city.
“This is a difficult decision but every indicator we’re monitoring suggests we’re at the beginning of a second wave,” said Stamford Mayor David Martin. “Unfortunately, this means we must change our behavior immediately. This second wave is no longer speculative or a possibility, it is happening right now. There is no feasible way to get our community and economy close to normal if everyone is getting sick."
"I am reluctant to make this decision because I know how it will impact our businesses and community, but the City of Stamford must rollback to Phase 2 as soon as possible," the mayor continued.
Norwalk and New Haven are also rolling back to Phase 2 following a rise in COVID-19 cases, officials said.
The City of Norwalk issued the following statement about rolling back to Phase 2 reopening.
"Mayor Harry W. Rilling announced today that following consecutive weeks at a COVID-19 red-alert level by the state Department of Health, he is moving the City of Norwalk back to Phase 2 of the state’s reopening plan effective 12 p.m. Sunday, November 1. The Mayor’s order is delayed to allow businesses time to adjust and meet Phase 2 criteria," the statement reads.