North Haven is one of 68 communities across the state to enter the coronavirus red zone. The color coded status for cities and towns is updated each Thursday and represents two weeks of cases. The trigger for red status starts at a rate of 15 cases per 100,000 people per day. North Haven reported 80 cases Oct. 18 to 31.
The changes that come with the red status include issuing a public health alert, advising high risk people to stay home, limiting trips outside of the home and gatherings with non-family members, canceling public events and limiting community gathering points.
With COVID-19 cases on the rise, Phase 2.1 went into effect in Connecticut last Friday.
The changes include reducing the capacity of indoor restaurants to 50 percent, with a maximum of eight people per table. Outdoor venues are reduced to 25 percent capacity with social distancing and masks required.