Connecticut to loosen COVID restrictions
Governor Lamont has announced a phased rollback of some COVID-19 restrictions. It’s important to remember that while these restrictions are being rolled back as the state begins to reopen, the state is still requiring all residents to wear face coverings or masks in public to limit the transmission of COVID-19.
On March 19th, just two weeks from now, the state will rollback capacity restrictions for places like restaurants, retail stores, libraries, personal services, indoor recreation (excluding theaters), gyms/fitness centers, museums, aquariums, zoos, offices, and houses of worship. Although capacity in these venues may return to 100%, face coverings, social distancing, and other cleaning and disinfecting protocols will continue to be required.
Restrictions on social and recreational gatherings will also be modified as follows:
- Social and recreational gatherings at private residence – 25 indoors/100 outdoors
- Social and recreational gatherings at commercial venues – 100 indoors/200 outdoors
In late March and April reopening continues with:
- Capacity limits on early childhood classes increasing from 16 to 20 students
- Outdoor amusement parks can open
- Outdoor event venues can increase to a 50% capacity, capped at 10,000 people
- Indoor stadiums can open at 10% capacity
- Summer camps and summer festivals may begin planning stages to open for the upcoming season
As we move toward a full reopening it still important to take precautions until a majority of Connecticut residents receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Wear your mask, stay socially distanced, and wash your hands.