Connecticut is Not Ready to Reopen


Robert Glander, Staff Writer

An April 28 article in the Stamford Advocate  talks about reopening Stamford. Governor Lamont said that we can reopen within as early as a week. I disagree with that idea. Stamford has the most cases of the virus in Connecticut. We can’t start opening up until those numbers go down. If we start to reopen the virus might spread again and the infection rate will rise.

The virus isn’t something we can take lightly. It’s very dangerous, so if restaurants start opening up and people start going out more and don’t follow the six feet rule we’re gonna have even bigger issues than we do now. I understand that we all have been inside for almost two months and everyone is “over it.” Many people are losing their jobs and not making any money because of Covid. People aren’t just suffering from the virus, they are also suffering from losing money. But we still need to be safe to get back to normal. Lots of people have lost family members and close friends to this virus, and I’m sure those people want this to end and for our state to get it under control.

Yale epidemiologist  Dr. Albert Ko recently predicted that this virus will be around for a while and said we need to remember that, “This is a virus which is very transmissible. This is a virus that’s not going to go away. It’s not going to go away even with our best public health prevention and control measures. We’re always going to have the threat of resurgence.”

Clearly, the city of Stamford needs to stay inside. The numbers are going down in Stamford, but that’s only because we are following the rules.  

I disagree with the idea of opening up in as little as a week. We should be quarantining for at least two more weeks just to be safe.