Governor relaxes restrictions on social, religious gatherings

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The steeple of St. Jude Parish can be seen from Monroe Turnpike.

The following is an update from First Selectman Ken Kellogg:

MONROE, CT — The number of confirmed cases in Monroe, as of yesterday evening’s report from the State Department of Public Health, is 104.

On Friday, the governor issued a new executive order relaxing the restrictions on social gatherings. Social and recreational gatherings are now allowed up to 10 people indoors, and 25 people outdoors. The rules regarding six feet of distancing and wearing masks remain in place.

State rules continue to prohibit contact sports or any sports involving shared handling of objects. Indoor religious and spiritual gatherings have been relaxed to allow up to 25 percent of capacity or 100 people, whichever is less.

Tomorrow marks the day that hair salons and barbershops may reopen, subject to the State rules. A link to the status of these establishments in Monroe is available on the Town’s Covid-19 website page, www.MonroeCT.org/COVID-19.

We are planning to resume the “Library to Go” service in mid-June. There are currently several thousand items from the library’s collection checked out. We are now asking that patrons start returning items, using the outside drop boxes. As a reminder, there are NO late fines through June 30.

Thank you and be safe.

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