CT Moves Toward Phase 3 Reopening Oct. 8

September 26, 2020

Connecticut will move into Phase 3 of its reopening plan on Thursday, October 8, 2020. The phase includes easing several restrictions put into place on businesses and gatherings, while continuing state efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Business changes in Phase 3 include:

  • Increase from 50% to 75% capacity indoors - dependent upon COVID-19 safety requirements - for restaurants, personal services, hair salons, barber shops, and libraries;
  • Outdoor event venues will increase from 25% to 50% capacity with masks and social distancing requirements;
  • Indoor performing venues will be able to open at 50% capacity with masks and social distancing requirements; and 
  • Bars and nightclubs will continue to remain closed.

Phase 3 also includes the below changes to the sizes of social gatherings:

Reopening Guidelines

More information about Connecticut's reopening plan, as well as guidance for residents, businesses, schools, and government, is available on the state's COVID-19 web site, here.

Individuals can also visit the CT Reopening Center at reopen.ct.gov, to learn more about how the state is developing reopening guidelines.