‘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