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Sector Rules and Certification for Reopen 2.1


All businesses subject to reopening rules are required to self-certify prior to opening. Visit here for a searchable list of businesses that have self-certified

** Effective November 23, 2020,  all team sporting activities (except for collegiate and professional) are paused until January 19, 2021.  Teams that view themselves as professional must obtain approval from DECD.  Click here for additional team sports guidance. **

Due to the increasing rate of COVID-19 in Connecticut, Governor Lamont has ordered the entire state to roll back to Phase 2.1 rules – a slightly modified version of the previously enacted Phase 2 rules – effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 6.  A comparison of Phases 2, 2.1 and 3 rules can be found below.

Also effective at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, November 6th, the following business sectors will be subject to a 10:00 p.m. closing time 7 days per week.

  • Restaurants (last service for in-person dining at 9:30 p.m., although takeout and delivery may continue)
    • 24-hour diners may reopen for indoor dining for breakfast at 5:00 a.m.
  • Entertainment and recreation venues (e.g. movie theaters, bowling alleys, performing arts theaters)
  • Indoor and outdoor events at commercial venues

Please note that events previously scheduled to take place prior to November 9 may still take place in accordance with the Phase rules that were in place in their municipality prior to the announcement of Phase 2.1.  Please see here for a list of municipalities who have reverted to Phase 2 election under EO 9G/EO 9J.

Employers are reminded to maximize telework to the extent possible, and those over 65 and with chronic conditions are urged to remain home as much as possible.

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