We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information.

Small Business Reopening Resource Guide

Physical Layout

The transition back to the office may feel overwhelming, so we wanted to provide visual examples of some simple representational layout changes that could dramatically impact the safety of your employee population.

While this is not an exhaustive plan, these visuals illustrate sufficient social distancing and preventative measures that can be taken in an office space.

Visualization of office setting using proper social distancing and separated work zones.
For more information on the reopening process for offices, please download the State's guidelines.


Visualization of open restaurant with outdoor seating at 50% capacity.
For more information on the reopening process for restaurants, please download the State's guidelines.  

Visualization of open hair stylist shop.
For more information on the reopening process for hair salons and barbershops, please download the State's guidelines.

Downloadable Resource

We've also pulled together some sample office space visualizations to provide even more in-depth ideas of how to practice good social distancing in the office. Click here to download.