Reopening Guidelines Released for Connecticut Businesses

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont released detailed phase 2 pandemic lockdown reopening guidelines for Connecticut businesses on Sunday, stressing social distancing, limited capacity, face mask requirements and sanitation.

The state had 16 new coronavirus deaths, bringing the total to 4,071, and 150 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 43,968, Lamont’s office reported.

Prior to the June 17 reopening, businesses must prepare a detailed plan and employee training program and appoint staff to enforce rules. Restaurants, gyms, theaters, libraries and bowling alleys will have a maximum capacity of 50% of normal. Patrons at outdoor events will have to wear masks but performers won’t need them as long as they’re at least 12 feet from anyone.

People are advised to stay home if they’re 65 or older or have health conditions making them more vulnerable to coronavirus complications.