Governor Ned Lamont today unveiled the state’s plan for expanded Phase 3 reopening, effective October 8th, continuing a cautious, phase-in approach to limit the spread of the coronavirus.
The plan will ease some of the restrictions that were put into place on businesses and private, social and recreational gatherings.
Business changes in Phase 3 will include:
- Increase from 50 percent to 75 percent capacity indoors – subject to COVID-19 safety requirements – for restaurants, personal services, hair salons, barber shops, and libraries;
- Outdoor event venues (e.g. amphitheaters, racetracks, etc.) will increase from 25 percent to 50 percent capacity with masks and social distancing requirements;
- Indoor performing arts venues will be able to open at 50 percent capacity with masks and social distancing requirements; and
- Bars and nightclubs will continue to remain closed.
In addition, Phase 3 also includes the following changes to the sizes of gatherings: