The governor has released documents detailing specific rules that eligible businesses falling under phase 1 of Connecticut's reopening plans must follow amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The first phase - which includes restaurants; offices; hair salons and barbershops; retail stores; and outdoor museums and zoos - is currently planned to take effect beginning May 20.
The governor stressed that the decision to reopen during this phase rests with each individual business owner - they are not required to open if they do not choose, however if they do they must follow the rules as prescribed.
Documents containing the rules for the first phase of reopening have been published on the state's coronavirus website - ct.gov/coronavirus - and are available to download directly at these links:
- Hair Salons & Barbershops
- Museums and Zoos (Outdoor Only)
- Restaurants (Outdoor Only)
- Retail & Malls
All businesses subject to these rules will be required to self-certify prior to opening on May 20. The certification system will be online beginning next week.
More info here.
Please note: Westport-Weston Chamber Executive Director Matthew Mandell has been appointed by First Selectman Marpe to sit on the ReOpen Westport task force. He will be setting up a Zoom meeting with members of this sector later in the week. Please visit the Chamber website for additional information.