May 20 is the target date for a gradual, phased in reopening of certain businesses if public health conditions are met, including 14 consecutive days of declining hospitalization rates, increased testing, contact tracing, protection for those at highest risk, adequate protective equipment, and social distancing measures.
For Phase 1, Governor Ned Lamont and DECD Commissioner David Lehman have shared the following guidance for restaurants, offices, retail, hair salons and barber shops, and museums and zoos:
All businesses subject to these rules will be required to self-certify prior to opening on May 20. The certification system will be online beginning next week.
The guidance includes detailed information regarding physical distancing, hygiene, sanitizing, personal protective equipment, scheduling, training and other requirements.
In addition, the state has established a new task force chaired by
CRCOG's Lyle Wray
that will help small businesses understand and implement these new regulations. The task force will release a detailed guide by May 15 to help organizations implement our rules and open safely.
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Governor Lamont's press release.