Governor Lamont announces potential next steps for expanding capacity of social and recreational events

Governor Lamont today announced that his administration is considering expanding the capacity of private, social, and recreational events at commercial venues beginning on Friday, March 19, 2021.

This will likely be:

  • Indoors: 50 percent capacity capped at 100 people
  • Outdoors: Capacity of up to 200 people

The governor noted that the effective date of this expansion is dependent upon the continued stability in the state’s COVID-19 metrics. However, he is aware that event planners need time to organize, which is why he wanted to give advance notice of what his administration is considering.

Providing information to Connecticut residents

For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus. Residents can also subscribe to text message alerts from the state by texting the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.

Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Anyone who is out-of-state or requires a toll-free number can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 by dialing 1-800-203-1234. This is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms are strongly urged to contact their medical provider.



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