Gov. Lamont says he will not require proof of vaccination for indoor events, but encourages people to get vaccinated
Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday that he has no plans to follow New York City's lead and require proof of vaccination for dining and other inside activities.
The governor says mask mandates will more than likely be left up to individual communities, but that getting vaccinated is the best way to stop the spread.
St. Vincent's Medical Center in Bridgeport says it's seen a small uptick in hospitalizations from COVID-19. Doctors say the delta variant needs to be taken seriously because of chances of breakthrough cases in those vaccinated and severe cases for those unvaccinated.
The hospital says five of those hospitalized are on the regular floor, while the last is in the ICU. It says of those six patients, two are vaccinated and are dealing with mild cases while four are unvaccinated and struggling with more severe symptoms.
The Connecticut Department of Public Health has already traced several outbreaks across the state stemming from gatherings, which have infected both vaccinated and unvaccinated people.
The director of infectious disease at St. Vincent's is concerned cases could get worse in a matter of time, stressing the need for people to get vaccinated.
Doctors add the two vaccinated patients who are being treated for COVID-19 also have pre-existing underlying medical conditions.