May 20, 2020 marks the start of the first phase of the reopening plan. On this date offices, outside dining, retail, museums and zoos (outdoor) and outdoor recreation will take the first steps towards reopening. They will do so by following strict rules to keep customers and employees safe. And of course it is up to each business owner to decide whether this is the right time.
The general safety rules will remain in place: the use of face coverings, social distancing, no gatherings of more than 5 people and the strong advice to people over 65 or with underlying conditions to stay safe at home. Reopen Connecticut helped to develop the guidelines for the reopening phases. Timing of the next phase will be fully dependent on the success of this first one. We can only do this together – by following rules, guidelines and using our common sense. Connecticut is counting on you!
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It’s critical that we provide as much help and support as we can to our small businesses, so that they can reopen their doors, and meet the new standards required to protect the health and safety of employees and customers. I’m very grateful to our community partners for their partnership in bringing together the best possible resources to help our small businesses at this critical time.”
— Governor Ned Lamont