Governor Lamont Announces Plan to Phase Out Business Restrictions - Stamford Moms

On Monday, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont announced plans to phase out 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.

Lamont says that the Department of Public Health will issue recommendations for safe operation of indoor and large outdoor events.

The governor said indoor masking will continue.

According to the governor, phasing out of restrictions is subject to low incidence and continued improvements in vaccination rates.

Image c/o @GovNedLamont Twitter

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