What businesses are closed during the State’s coronavirus response? When will they reopen?

Governor Lamont has announced that there will be an easing of some COVID guidelines beginning Friday, March 19, 2021.


Restaurants, Bars and sports or fitness facilities

On June 17, 2020, restaurant inside dining, movie theaters, gyms, fitness centers, and similar public workout facilities and studios will be eligible to reopen under strict guidelines.

Large Shopping Malls 

On May 18, 2020, Governor Lamont issued Executive Order 7PP, which included the reopening of retail and malls in Connecticut.

These establishments may operate, but under official guidelines.

These establishments must follow the Safe Store Rules.


Places of Public Amusement

On June 17, 2020, places of public amusement may be eligible to reopen under specific guidelines. 


Farmers’ Markets and Farm Stands Can Stay Open

Farmers’ markets and farm stands in Connecticut can remain open during this time. These entities are not covered by the executive order on restaurants the governor issued earlier this week. 

A number of farm stands and farmers’ markets have already integrated online or order-ahead options with home delivery or curbside pickup. The agency is working with producers to compile an updated listing of farmers’ markets and farm stands on www.ctgrown.gov.

For the time being, businesses not specifically cited above as having been ordered to close may remain open at the owner’s discretion. 

This uniform approach to social distancing is meant to slow the spread of COVID-19.