Connecticut Reopening 2021

Connecticut Reopening 2021 from COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor’s executive orders (See, also, reopening conditions for Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island , Vermont.)

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Posted January 4, 2021: Executive Order Regarding Travel: As of December 19, 2020, all travelers – both foreign and domestic – entering Connecticut from any location, except for the neighboring states of New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island, must complete the Connecticut Travel Health Form and self-quarantine for a period of 10 days or until a negative COVID-19 test result. Other Covid Topics.

Face Coverings: Every person in a public place in Connecticut who is not maintaining a gap of six feet from all other persons must cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering. Similarly, a face covering must be used while occupying a taxi, car, ride-sharing or mass public transit.

As of November 6, 2020, when the governor modified Phase 2 reopening:
Restaurants: Limit of up to 50 percent capacity indoors with six-foot spacing between people or barriers, Maximum of eight people per table. Restaurants must close at 10 p.m., last service for in-person dining at 9:30 p.m. Takeout and delivery may continue. Twenty-four-hour diners may open for indoor dining for breakfast at 5 a.m.
Personal Services: Limit of 75 percent capacity indoors with six-foot spacing between people or barriers
Outdoor Event Venues: Limit of 25 percent capacity with social distancing and masks required
Indoor Performing Arts and Theaters: Limit of 50 percent capacity with six-foot spacing between parties, capped at 100 people


Lodging for leisure or vacation reopened in June 2020. The term "lodging" applies to all hotels, motels, inns, bed and breakfasts, and short-term rentals, including any arranged by AirBnB and similar hosting platforms.


Restaurants must close at 10 p.m.. Last service for in-person dining is 9:30 p.m., although takeout and delivery may continue later. Twenty-four-hour diners may open for indoor dining for breakfast at 5 a.m. and bars may serve food in outdoor settings like patios and decks. Many restaurants continue to offer take-out and delivery of food. Take out orders may include alcoholic beverages. Please visit our Take Out & Delivery List page for additional links & information.


Malls and retail businesses are open, with limits on capacity.


Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket and Mohegan Sun Casinos in Uncasville in Connecticut reopened June 1, 2020, with limits.
Foxwoods is limiting the number of guests to 25 percent of capacity of allow for social distancing. Masks are required. Staff members will take the temperature of guests as they arrive.
Mohegan Sun is open. Guests must wear masks.


The trails and grounds of Connecticut state parks and forests are open for solitary use, but not for group activities. People may gather in groups of no more than 5 persons. Users of parks, note that amenities and indoor facilities such as restrooms will not be open; plan accordingly. If you arrive at a park and crowds are forming, choose a different park or trail, or come back another time.


Barber shops, hair salons, museums , zoos, and outdoor recreation are open, with limits of up to 75 percent capacity indoors with six feet of spacing between people or barriers

Public Gatherings

Social and recreational gatherings at commercial venues are capped at 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors; social and recreational gathering at private homes are capped at 10 people, both indoors and outdoors.