Letter from Christine Castonguay, Interim Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism Regarding COVID-19

As of: Oct. 19, 2021

Dear Connecticut Residents and Visitors:

Your safety and well-being are of the utmost importance to the Connecticut Office of Tourism. We are monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 in Connecticut and are dedicated to sharing the latest Connecticut travel-related updates with you.

The latest guidance currently in effect is available HERE, including:

  • Travel Advisory: Mandates and requirements regarding travel are no longer in effect in Connecticut. However, residents and visitors to Connecticut are strongly urged to follow travel-related guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). Click here for detailed guidance regarding travel

  • Masks and Face Coverings: The protocols that are currently in effect statewide are as follows: OutdoorMasks not required. IndoorVaccinated not required to wear masks; Unvaccinated must wear masks; Masks are required to be worn by everyone in certain settings such as healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, public and private transit, correctional facilities, schools, and childcare; Businesses and state and local government offices have the option to require masks to be worn by everyone in their establishments. Read more here. Additionally, on August 1, 2021, CT DPH released a statement strongly recommending that ALL Connecticut residents over aged two years, whether vaccinated or unvaccinated, return to wearing masks when in indoor public spaces. Read the statement here And as of August 5, 2021, municipal leaders now have the option to require masks to be worn in indoor public places within their respective towns and cities, regardless of vaccination status.

  • Business sector rules: As of May 19, 2021, all of the business sector rules that were previously enacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted, except for the updated mask requirements as noted in the section above. These changes are contingent upon a low incidence of COVID-19 and the Connecticut population continuing to get vaccinated.

Additional information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19 is available here: www.CT.gov/Coronavirus.

We strongly encourage all Connecticut residents and visitors to follow the requirements and guidance provided by the State of Connecticut, Connecticut Department of Public Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thank you for helping to keep us all safe.

Sincerely,

Christine Castonguay

Interim Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism