Connecticut Lodging Association
Coronavirus Update 3/18/2021
Sector Rules for Reopen - Effective Friday, March 19, 2021
All Businesses/Organizations
Capacity limits are now up to 100%, subject to social distancing requirements (unless otherwise noted). However, it is the right of the operator/owner if they choose to operate below 100% capacity.
6 ft. spacing and social distancing continues to be required where possible (unless otherwise noted).
Masks continue to be required in all public settings where social distancing is not possible.
All establishments must follow CDC Cleaning and Disinfecting guidelines.
Performers and musical vocalists at restaurants, outdoor and indoor events, and performing arts venues are allowed, subject to the following:

  • 12 ft. spacing or more from the nearest person dining or working (for example, workstations or walking paths used by employees must be included in the 12 ft. distancing).
  • To maximize the protection of their patrons and employees, businesses/organizations are strongly encouraged to require performers to obtain a negative COVID-19 test (PCR) within 72 hours prior to performing.

Restaurants & Indoor Recreation 
6 ft. spacing or non-porous barrier continue to be required between tables, with an 8-person maximum table capacity.
Food Service continues to be required with alcohol service– bars that only serve beverages must remain closed. No standing bar services is allowed outside of private events.
All restaurants and indoor recreation continue to be subject to an 11:00 PM closing time.
Act Now: Tell Senators Vote Yes on PPP Extension Act
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved the PPP Extension Act (H.R. 1799), legislation which provides a 60-day extension of the Payroll Protection Program until May 31. The PPP has helped hotels stay afloat during the coronavirus pandemic, but was set to expire at the end of March with nearly $100 billion left unspent. The legislation now moves to the Senate.
 
We need your help to ensure that the Senate swiftly passes the extension of the PPP Extension Act. 
Urge your Senators to pass the PPP Extension Act and provide the hotel industry the relief needed to support our workforce and keep businesses afloat during this crisis. 
Inside the Biden Administration's COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Plan and the Future of Clean

Join AHLA President & CEO, Chip Rogers, and Senior Advisor to the White House COVID Response Team, Andy Slavitt, in their conversation regarding the COVID response under the Biden Administration and the direct impact on the hotel industry. The conversation with Andy Slavitt will be followed by a panel of AHLA Gold and Silver Partners including Ecolab Inc. President & CEO, Christophe Beck, Carrier President & CEO, Dave Gitlin, and Delos Living, LLC President & COO, Peter Scialla.

Wednesday, March 24
1-2pm EDT
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