Effective May 19th, all of the business sector rules that were previously enacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted.
Connecticut's protocols regarding masks and face coverings were updated to align with the recently modified CDC recommendations. The protocols that are currently in effect statewide are as follows:
- Masks not required
- Vaccinated 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
Click here for information from the State on phases and eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccines, as well as to access the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).
The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) has launched a weekly, color-coded COVID-19 alert system for every city and town in the state, showing the average daily case rate per 100,000 population for the last two weeks. The new weekly alert level is also accompanied by municipal-level guidance on recommended actions for individual residents, institutions such as schools, houses of worship and community organizations, plus municipal leaders and local health directors.
Click here for more information, including an interactive map and additional guidance and resources.