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Reopening Guidance for May 20th

Posted on May 15, 2020 by admin


Dear Friends & Neighbors,

As the May 20th date for “Phase One” re-opening approaches, the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has published industry-specific guidelines for eligible businesses. These guides outline best practices for keeping workers and customers safe. The ultimate decision to open will rest with the owners and/or management of these businesses and organizations.

Download Guides by Sector:

Please note that, businesses must self-certify and commit to comply with the Sector Rules established to keep their employees and customers safe. Once completed, businesses will be provided with signage and a badge that can be voluntarily posted at your place of business or website. The self-certification process can be accessed by clicking here.

On Thursday morning, state agencies held a roundtable discussion with the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Committee for businesses, a video recording of the conversation is available here.

The State of Connecticut has also launched an online reopening and recovery website for businesses. The website is a one-stop resource for information on coronavirus-related business restrictions, business assistance and relief, licensing and permit guidance, employee support and more. The site can be accessed at