Connecticut to allow in-person graduation ceremonies starting July 6

Maya Rajamani
June 03, 2020 - 5:03 pm

    FARMINGTON, CT (1010 WINS) -- Schools across Connecticut will be able to hold in-person graduation ceremonies starting July 6, Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday. 

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    The move to allow in-person ceremonies came a day after Lamont said eight Connecticut residents had died of COVID-19 in a 24-hour span — the lowest daily death toll the state has reported since March. 

    On Wednesday, Lamont reported 17 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total number of cases in the state to 43,091. 

    Lamont also reported 112 new positive COVID-19 cases out of 5,824 new tests performed, the lowest positive test percentage the state has seen since the pandemic began, he said. 

    Holding in-person graduation ceremonies will be a sign that the state is “cautiously getting back to a new normal,” Lamont said. 

    “We thought long and hard about groups and how they get together and when we can open up for more outdoor activities,” he said. 

    “That doesn’t mean this is our time to relax, or time to take our foot off the accelerator, or time to go to the Lake of the Ozarks and party. Just the opposite,” he added. “It means this is the time for us to take a little credit for showing the discipline we did as we go forward.”

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