‘Small number’ of infections reported after party at Lamont’s in Greenwich | Stoneton

HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) – A small number of attendees at a recent holiday party hosted by Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and his wife at their Greenwich home tested positive for COVID-19, a spokesperson for the democratic governor.

Lamont and his wife Annie, however, have regularly tested negative for the virus since the private event on Dec. 11, where guests were required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated and test negative, according to Max Reiss, director of communications. by Lamont. .

“The governor and the first lady are testing regularly and have tested negative in every case since the event,” Reiss told Hearst Connecticut Media Thursday evening. “The positive tests took place long after their birthday.”

Reiss said the couple learned a week after the party that a “small number of attendees” tested positive, Fox 61-TV reported. He noted that Lamont regularly attended two or three public events a day, including large indoor events. He did not say how many people were in attendance at the party or whether Lamont and others were wearing masks, according to Hearst.

Unlike 2020, there is currently no limit during this holiday season on the number of people who can attend indoor events, although unvaccinated people are still required to wear masks in such settings.

Wearing a mask is compulsory for everyone in certain places such as health facilities, schools and public transport. Additionally, businesses and local government offices have the option of requiring masks for everyone.

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