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Connecticut State Library Resources During Covid-19: Re-opening Connecticut

A guide for information and resources pertaining to Covid-19 primarily from the state library.

Whats Open Now

What's Open in CT
Sector Status Notes
Amusement parks Open Must follow sector rules
Bars Open Included in Phase 3, date TBD  
Beaches (state) Open Must follow safety guidelines
Beaches (town) Open Check with individual town or review this list from DEEP
Bowling alleys Open Must follow sector rules
Construction Open Must follow safe workplace rules
DMV Open - All deadlines for IDs and other credentials extended 180 days [info]
- In-person services require an appointment
- Select services can be completed online
Gyms and Fitness Studios Open Must follow sector rules
Hair Salons and Barbershops Open Must follow sector rules
Hotels Open Must follow sector rules
Libraries Open Must follow sector rules
Nail Salons Open Must follow sector rules
Manufacturing Open Must follow safe workplace rules
Museums and Zoos Open Must follow sector rules
Offices 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
School (PK-12 summer) Open Must Follow summer school safety rules.
State Parks Open Following DEEP safety guidelines
Summer camps Open May begin operations June 22
Spas Open Must follow sector rules
Tattoo Parlors Open Must follow sector rules
Theaters Open Must follow sector rules

Reopening information

Guiding Principals of Re-opening Connecticut

1. We will be science-driven to ensure safety while reopening.
2. We will protect our residents who are at a higher risk for severe illness and death from COVID-19  .
3. We will ensure our healthcare system is ready to handle the needs of patients (both with and without COVID-19).
4. We will be fully equipped to respond to future crises, as infection rates may rebound.
5. We will minimize the harm to our economy, speed up recovery and restore Connecticut’s quality of life, while protecting public health.


Phases of Re-opening

Phase 1 

The following never closed and remained open under safe workplace rules. Manufacturing, Construction, Real Estate, Utilities, Hospitals, and Essential retail. 

The Following are open under sector specific rules. Restaurants, (outdoor only, no bar areas), Non-essential retail Offices, (continue to work from home where possible) Museums, Zoos, (outdoor) Outdoor recreation, Hair salons, (June 1) 

Phase 2 

Accommodation (no bar areas) Gyms, fitness, & sports clubs All personal services Outdoor arts, entertainment and events (up to 50 people) Outdoor amusement parks Movie theaters Bowling alleys Social clubs, pools All museums, zoos, aquariums Restaurants (indoor, no bar)

Phase 3 

Bars, Indoor event spaces & venues, Indoor amusement parks & arcades, Outdoor events (up to 100 people)

Library Resources

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