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Capitol Update: CT Returns to Phase 2.1

Posted on November 6, 2020 by admin


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In response to an increase in Connecticut’s COVID-19 infection rate, Governor Lamont has ordered the state to return to an amended version of Phase Two. The governor has also moved the state from a local response model back to a statewide action plan.

Phase 2.1

As such, the following restrictions are now in effect:

Restaurants

  • Reduced to 50% capacity with a maximum of 8 people per table

Restaurants & Entertainment (i.e bowling allies, movie theaters, arcades, etc.)

  • Required to close by 9:30 p.m. for dine in services, with the exception of food takeout and delivery services, which will be allowed to continue after 9:30 p.m.

Personal Services (i.e. hair salons and barber shops)

  • To remain at 75 percent capacity

Event Venues

  • Limited to 25 people indoor, 50 people outdoor

Performing Arts & Movie Theaters

  • Limited to a maximum capacity of 100 people

Religious Gathers

  • Limited to 50% of the building’s capacity or a maximum of 100
  • Virtual services are encouraged

Employers

  • Encouraged to maximize telework to the extent possible

Seniors/Individuals Living with Chronic Conditions

  • Those over 60 and with chronic conditions are urged to remain home as much as possible.

The state’s Department of Public Health (DPH) has issued a statewide public health advisory urging residents to limit non-essential trips outside the home from 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. DPH has also released its weekly COVID-19 Alert Map, which now includes 68 CT municipalities, including Norwalk, that are in the red-zone alert level, the highest of the state’s four alert levels.

For more information, please take a moment to review the following resources and updates from state officials:

Updated Travel Advisory

As of November 3, Oregon and Washington state have been added to the tri-state travel advisory created by Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York.

Here are the states/territories that are NOT on the list at this time:

  • Connecticut
  • Hawaii
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. Virgin Islands
  • Vermont
  • Washington, D.C.

For more information about the tri-state advisory, including a full list of states with a high infection rate, please click here. The map below also displays the states that are on the list (in red), as well as those that are not (in green).

If you have any questions about these updates or any state government matter, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Email: Terrie.Wood@cga.ct.gov