Rules for Soft Business Reopening in Connecticut Banner

On May 8, 2020, The Connecticut Governor detailed requirements for businesses planning a soft reopening on May 20th which include:

  • 50% maximum restaurant and office capacity.
  • Frequent cleaning of high-contact areas.
  • Face coverings for all employees and customers.

Businesses were encouraged to increase ventilation and use contactless payment.

Additional guidelines include:

Hair salons:

  • Waiting rooms to be kept closed.
  • Services by appointment.
  • Workstations 6 feet apart or barriers between workstations.
  • No blow dryers.
  • Minimum conversation.


  • Outdoor dining only.
  • Tables and chairs 6 feet apart.
  • Menus on disposable paper, digital or on chalkboards/whiteboards;
  • silverware packaged or rolled.
  • Hand sanitizer and cleaning wipes available at entrance/exit.


  • Meetings limited to five people.
  • Employees 6 feet apart


  • Barriers at checkout.

The Governor plans to announce additional guidance as well as enforcement guidance in the coming days.

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