Letter from Randy Fiveash, Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism Regarding COVID-19
As of: Jan. 15, 2021, 9 a.m.
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 rapidly evolving situation related to the novel coronavirus (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:
- Executive Order Regarding Travel: Pursuant to Governor Lamont's Executive Order No. 9S, anyone traveling into Connecticut from a state or territory, other than New York, New Jersey, or Rhode Island, or from a country other than the United States, is directed to self-quarantine for a 10-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state or country. Anyone entering from one of the identified states must fill out a travel health form upon arrival. Travelers can fill out the form online at ct.gov/travelform. Frequently asked questions about Connecticut's travel policies, including about exemptions from self-quarantine, are available here.
- Masks and Face Coverings: Pursuant to Executive Order No. 7NNN, masks or cloth face coverings that cover a person's nose and mouth are required to be worn when in public and a six-foot distance is unavoidable, whether indoors or outdoors. This does not apply to anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to their health because of a medical condition.
Connecticut is currently in Phase 2.1 of its reopening plans. You can learn more about Connecticut’s Reopening Plan, and find the latest information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, here: www.CT.gov/Coronavirus.
What's open in Connecticut:
- Amusement Parks: Open, must follow sector rules
- Bars: Closed (TBD)
- Beaches (State): Open, must follow safety guidelines
- Beaches (Town): Partially open, check with individual town or review this list from DEEP
- Bowling Alleys: Open, must follow sector rules
- Gyms and Fitness Studios: Open, must follow sector rules
- Hotels: Open, must follow sector rules
- Museums and Zoos: Open, must follow sector rules
- Retail: Open, must follow sector rules
- Restaurants: Open, must follow sector rules
- State Campgrounds: Open, all campers must make reservations in advance
- State Parks: Open, must follow safety guidelines
- Spas: Open, must follow sector rules
- Theaters: Open, must follow sector rules
We strongly encourage all Connecticut residents and visitors to follow the requirements and guidance provided by the State of Connecticut and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Thank you for helping to keep us all safe.
Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism