Governor Lamont Gives A Little On Phase 2

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Jun 052020

Today, Governor Ned Lamont made some changes regarding the next phase of reopening the state.

‘Phase 2’ has been pushed up by three days to Wednesday, June 17, instead of Saturday, June 20 like originally planned.

“Our public health professionals are continuing to monitor test results for possible links to large demonstrations, but as long as COVID hospitalizations and infection rates remain low, we will be in a very good position for a June 17 Phase 2,” Gov. Ned Lamont said.

He added that the change in date is to avoid having the next phase of the state’s reopening happen during a busy Father’s Day (June 21) weekend.

Lamont said more safety guidance for businesses included in ‘Phase 2’ will be released in the upcoming days.

Phase 2 businesses that are expected to reopen on June 17 include:

  • All museums, zoo, aquariums
  • All personal services
  • Bowling alleys
  • Gyms, fitness, and sports clubs
  • Hotels (no bar areas)
  • Movie theaters
  • Outdoor arts, entertainment, and events (up to 50 people)
  • Outdoor amusement parks
  • Restaurants (indoor, no bar)
  • Social clubs, pools

Schools and summer activities also are included in Phase 2. Some of these activities include:

  • All-day summer camps
  • Graduate programs
  • K-12 summer school
  • Nonresidential workforce programs
  • Nonresidential clinical courses
  • Other nonresidential programs
  • Public libraries
  • Undergraduate residential small-scale pilot programs
  • Youth sports



“We worked very closely with the restaurant association, rolled out metrics, we did the same thing with outdoor dining. The restaurants, after two weeks of outdoors, it’s going well, all the restaurants I’ve witnessed have been taking it seriously,” Lamont said on Friday.

Phase 3 would occur four weeks after Phase 2 (July 15), and would include:

  • Bars
  • Indoor amusement parks and arcades
  • Indoor event spaces and venues
  • Outdoor events (up to 100 people)

Get Ready For Phase 2 Of Reopening The Economy

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May 292020

Below is new information from the State regarding Phase II of reopening the economy, compliance to general rules, Virtual Open House Day, and more.

PHASE 2: Salons and Barbershops are scheduled to reopen on June 1st. Phase II is scheduled to begin on June 20th, pending achievement of public health metrics. See ROADMAP FOR REOPENING CONNECTICUT. Businesses in Phase II consist of:

·    Hotels (no bar areas)

·    Restaurants (indoor dining – no bar)

·    Gyms, Fitness and Sports Clubs

·    Outdoor Arts, Entertainment and Events (up to 50 people)

·    Outdoor Amusement Parks

·    Bowling Alleys

·    Social Clubs

·    Pools

·    Museums, Zoos, Aquariums

·    Movie Theaters

·    Personal Services

Sector Specific Rules will be released at that time. Please remember to SELF-CERTIFY prior to opening.

SMALL BUSINESS REOPENING GUIDE: A guide to assist businesses in the reopening process includes topics regarding financial needs, employee training & support, physical layout, and a list of suppliers. The guide will be updated as new information becomes available.


COMPLIANCE: The State wants to ensure businesses are complying with the GENERAL BUSINESS AND SECTOR-SPECIFIC RULES and that they have completed the mandatory SELF-CERTIFICATION process.

PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION: The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application was released by the SBA. The instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the CARES Act. INSTRUCTIONS & LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION

POSTERS FOR YOUR BUSINESS: Posters are available for downloading and printing to place in your business/office: