Latest Guidance

Phase 1 of Connecticut's Reopen Plan began on May 20, 2020. Here are the sector rules that apply to businesses in this phase.

Phase 2 of Connecticut's Reopen Plan began on June 17, 2020. Here are the sector rules that apply to businesses in this phase.

Phase 3 of Connecticut's Reopen Plan will be announced soon.

Keep Connecticut Safe: Did you visit a business that might be violating a COVID-19 safety requirement? Let us know here.

Masks and Face Coverings: Pursuant to Executive Order No. 7NNN, masks or cloth face coverings that cover a person's nose and mouth are required to be worn when in public and a six-foot distance is unavoidable, whether indoors or outdoors. This does not apply to anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to their health because of a medical condition. Guidance on face coverings has been issued to the state's businesses. To make a face covering at home, watch this video from the CDC

Travel Advisory: A travel advisory is currently in effect for anyone entering Connecticut from states with high community spread of COVID-19. Click here for detailed information on the travel advisory.


Gatherings: The current rules for gatherings, which went into effect on July 3, 2020 and will remain in effect until further notice, is as follows:

  • Indoor private gatherings – 25 people
  • Outdoor private gatherings – 100 people, one time exception for graduations at 150 people
  • Outdoor organized gatherings (e.g. fireworks, concerts in municipal parks) – 15 feet of space blanket to blanket, cap of 500 people. Event organizer responsible for compliance with guidance.
  • Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, race tracks) – 25% of fire capacity and distancing
  • Fairs, festivals, and carnivals – up to 25% of last years attendance
What's Open in CT
Sector Status Notes
Amusement parks Open Must follow sector rules
Bars Closed  
Beaches (state) Open Must follow safety guidelines
Beaches (town) Partially Open Check with individual town or review this list from DEEP
Bowling alleys Open Must follow sector rules
Construction Open Must follow safe workplace rules
DMV Partially Open

- All deadlines for IDs and other credentials extended 180 days [info]
- In-person services require an appointment
- Select services can be completed online

Gyms and Fitness Studios Open Must follow sector rules
Hair Salons and Barbershops Open Must follow sector rules
Hotels Open Must follow sector rules
Libraries Open Must follow sector rules
Nail salons Open Must follow sector rules
Manufacturing Open Must follow safe workplace rules
Museums and zoos Open Must follow sector rules
Offices Open Must follow sector rules
Retail Open Must follow sector rules
Restaurants Open Must follow sector rules
School (PreK-12, summer) Open Must follow summer school rules
State Campgrounds Open All campers must make reservations in advance
State Parks Open Must follow safety guidelines
Summer camps Open Must follow sector rules
Spas Open Must follow sector rules
Tattoo Parlors Open Must follow sector rules
Theaters Open Must follow sector rules