Latest Guidance

COVID-19 vaccine eligibility:

All individuals who are 12 years of age or older and live, work, or attend school in Connecticut are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information on vaccinations and to learn how to get the vaccine, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.

Mask and face covering requirements:

As of May 19, 2021, Connecticut's protocols regarding masks and face coverings were updated to align with the recently modified CDC recommendations. The protocols that are currently in effect statewide are as follows:

Outdoors

  • Masks not required

Indoors

  • Vaccinated not required to wear masks
  • Unvaccinated must wear masks
  • Masks are required to be worn by everyone in certain settings such as healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, public and private transit, correctional facilities, schools, and childcare
  • Businesses and state and local government offices have the option to require masks to be worn by everyone in their establishments
**Download: Guidance document from the Connecticut Department of Public Health on the state's updated mask and face covering requirements

Business sector rules in effect:

As of May 19, 2021, all of the business sector rules that were previously enacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted, except for the updated mask requirements as noted in the section above. These changes are contingent upon a low incidence of COVID-19 and the Connecticut population continuing to get vaccinated.

Travel Advisory: Mandates and requirements regarding travel are no longer in effect in Connecticut as of March 19, 2021. However, residents and visitors to Connecticut are strongly urged to follow travel-related guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). Click here for detailed guidance regarding travel.

What's Open in CT
Sector Status Notes
Amusement parks Open  
Bars Open  
Beaches (state) Open  
Beaches (town) Open  
Bowling alleys Open  
Construction Open  
DMV Open

- Deadlines for IDs and other credentials have been extended
- All in-person services require an appointment
- Select services can be completed online

Gyms and Fitness Studios Open  
Hair Salons and Barbershops Open  
Hotels Open  
Libraries Open  
Nail salons Open  
Manufacturing Open  
Museums and zoos Open  
Offices Open  
Retail Open  
Restaurants Open  
School (PreK-12) Open  
State Campgrounds Open All campers must make reservations in advance. Walk-in campers not permitted for 2021 season.
State Parks Open  
Summer camps Open  
Spas Open  
Tattoo Parlors Open  
Theaters Open