Phase 2 of the reopening of Connecticut begins Wednesday, June 17. Face masks should be worn in public and businesses are required to carry out strict cleaning and disinfection. Businesses that are allowed to reopen in Phase 2 include:
Amusement parks. Open at 25 percent capacity. Online ticket purchases recommended. Water fountains are for filling bottles only. There will be spacing in lines and on rides.
Hotels and lodging. By reservation only. Room service deliveries to be bagged and left at the door. Pools and gyms must follow rules of other fitness facilities (see below). Contactless payment and mobile check-in and check-out should be available.
Indoor dining. 50 percent capacity. Outdoor dining is encouraged. No-touch or disposable menus. Buffets and self-service stations closed. Bar seating is allowed if no working staff behind the bar. Indoor museums, zoos and aquariums
Indoor recreation, including bowling, movie theaters. Reservations required where possible. Indoor waiting areas will be closed. All self-serve items will be removed. Customers should only use one piece of equipment (eg., bowling balls).
Outdoor arts and entertainment events. Contactless ticketing should be offered where possible.
Museums, zoos and aquariums. Outdoor and indoor exhibits can open at 50 percent capacity. Use of cash and paper receipts will be limited. Performances allowed outside only. Tours to be limited to allow for social distancing. Face masks are required during tours.
Sports and fitness facilities, including gyms, fitness centers, pools. Indoor sporting events will be limited to 50 percent of building capacity or 25 people, whichever is smaller. Gyms, sports clubs and fitness centers that do not provide organized sports can operate at 50 percent capacity. Touchless appliances should be available wherever possible. Athletes, coaches and customers must bring their own water bottles. Common areas where customers or employees may congregate should be closed. Concession stands must follow rules for restaurants. Group classes should be held outdoors or virtually when possible. Indoor group classes should be held at 50 percent while maintaining six feet of distance while wearing a mask. People who are going swimming should arrive in a swimsuit and have showered before arriving.
Personal services, including nail salons, tattoo parlors. Open at 50 percent capacity. Services that require a customer to remove a mask cannot be performed. Appointments must be pre-scheduled to ensure there is no overlap between customers. Waiting rooms, high-traffic areas, lobbies, relaxation lounges must be closed