Letter from Randy Fiveash, Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism Regarding COVID-19
Updated: June 5, 2020, 2 p.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.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont recently presented a phased approach to reopening Connecticut’s economy. Businesses eligible to reopen are required to self-certify to demonstrate they understand and will comply with COVID-19 rules and regulations set by the State.
- Phase 1 of Connecticut's Reopening Plan began on May 20, 2020.
- Phase 2 of Connecticut's Reopening Plan will begin on June 17, 2020.
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.
The latest guidance currently in effect includes:
- Gatherings: All social and recreational gatherings are limited to 10 people indoors and 25 people outdoors.
- Face coverings: When in public and a six-foot distance is unavoidable, face coverings are required to be worn. This does not apply to anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to their health because of a medical condition.
- Amusement parks: Closed until June 17
- Bars: Closed
- Beaches (state): Open, following DEEP safety guidelines
- Beaches (town): Partially open, check with individual town
- Bowling alleys: Closed until June 17
- Gyms and fitness studios: Closed until June 17
- Hotels: Partially open, only for first responders and patients until June 17
- Museums and zoos: Partially open, must follow sector rules
- Retail: Partially open, must follow sector rules
- Restaurants: Partially open, take-out, delivery, and outdoor dining only, following sector rules
- State parks: Open, following DEEP safety guidelines
- Spas: Closed until June 17
- Theaters: Closed until June 17
We strongly encourage all Connecticut residents and visitors to follow the guidance provided by the State of Connecticut and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
- State of Connecticut: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
- CDC: Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel
Thank you for helping to keep us all safe.
Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism