Governor Lamont lifts all Connecticut's COVID business restrictions May 19, phasing out begins May 1

Lamont Announces Phasing Out of Business Restrictions in Connecticut

Today, Monday, April 19, Governor Ned Lamont announced during his news conference that over the coming days, Connecticut will "slowly, cautiously, and safely phase out most of the business restrictions".

Effective May 1, 2021:

  • Bars that do not serve food can open for service on an outdoor-only basis. These establishments will still be prohibited from serving only alcohol indoors.
  • The 8-person per table limit will be lifted for outdoors only. This limit will remain in effect for indoor service.
  • The curfew for restaurants, entertainment venues, recreation venues, and theaters will be moved back an hour to midnight.

Effective May 19, 2021:

  • Contingent upon sufficiently low rates of infections and increasing vaccination rates, all remaining business restrictions will be lifted. The Department of Public Health will issue recommendations for indoor and other large outdoor events, such as concerts, as well as clarify where masking will continue after May 19.

COVID-19 vaccination update in Connecticut:
  • 1st doses administered: 1,703,045
  • Fully vaccinated: 1,113,184
  • Total doses administered: 2,710,832
Connecticut continues ranks 2nd in the nation for most vaccines administered per capita.
61% of adults 18+ have received at least their 1st dose.

Watch today's news conference here.

For additional information, visit the State of Connecticut online here.


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