Industry-Specific Rules for Phase 1 of Reopen CT Plan

Lisa Scails | May 9, 2020 

Information for Restaurants, Offices, Retail, Hair Salons and More

Yesterday, Governor Lamont and I shared additional details about the phased plan to reopen the state. Our goal is to reopen safely and securely with clear rules for businesses that safeguard the health of all of our residents.

For Phase 1, which we expect to begin on May 20, we are now able to share industry-specific rules for restaurants, offices, retail, hair salons and barber shops, and museums and zoos.

The rules include detailed information and requirements about physical distancing, hygiene, sanitizing, personal protective equipment (PPE), scheduling, training and much more.

In addition, we established a new task force that will help small businesses understand and implement these new regulations. The task force, made up of small business and industry associations from around the state, will release a detailed guide by May 15 to help organizations implement our rules and open safely.

We will continue to share news as it becomes available.

David Lehman, Commissioner