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COVID-19 Business Reopening Resources

Posted on May 21, 2020 by hbrooks


With yesterday’s reopening of many business sectors across the state, numerous state agencies have put out resources, guidance, and rules for businesses and patrons to reference. Below, you will find links to many of these guidelines, along with some general resources you may find helpful as you navigate the state’s phased reopening.

Department of Agriculture (DoAg)

Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD)

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Rep. Polletta and Sen. Berthel Discuss Results of Poll Asking Residents about Indoor Seating at Restaurants

Posted on May 19, 2020 by hbrooks


HARTFORD – As COVID-19 hospitalizations continue to trend downward and Connecticut inches closer to its first phase of reopening on May 20, State Rep. Joe Polletta (R-68) and State Sen. Eric Berthel (R-32) launched a survey last week gaging constituents’ interest in allowing restaurants to open with limited indoor capacity and strict social distancing measures.

Under the current Phase 1 reopening guidelines, restaurants may only open with outdoor seating.

The legislators were particularly interested

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Take the Survey: Do You Support Allowing Restaurants to Open with Limited Indoor Capacity?

Posted on May 13, 2020 by hbrooks


Over the last two weeks, the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group has released guidance for businesses allowed to open on May 20 as part of Phase 1 of Connecticut’s business reopening plan. Under this first phase, restaurants are able to open with outdoor-only dining and must follow strict cleaning and social distancing guidelines. I have heard from many residents and business owners who have supported an alternative approach for restaurants to open with indoor seating, excluding bar areas, on May 20.

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