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Who's eligible for the vaccine? Mask requirements? What are the current sector rules? Travel advisory? What's open in Connecticut? And More!

Who is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine?

CT residents and workers who are currently eligible include:

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Current Eligibility Details

Eligible groups, based on recommendations from the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Governor's vaccine advisory group are:

All individuals who are 12 years of age or older and live, work, or attend school in Connecticut are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information on vaccinations and to learn how to get the vaccine, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.

If you are eligible,

For Additional information visit the portal.ct.gov,

Latest Guidance

portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Latest-COVID-19-Guidance

Posted 5/17/2021

 

Guidance on COVID-19 vaccine eligibility:

All individuals who are 12 years of age or older and live, work, or attend school in Connecticut are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

For more information on vaccinations and to learn how to get the vaccine, visit ct.gov/covidvaccine.

Masks and face covering requirements: Currently, 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. Guidance on face coverings has been issued to the state's businesses.

Effective May 19, 2021, mask requirements will be updated: Governor Lamont has announced plans to update Connecticut's mask protocols pursuant to recently released recommendations from the CDC. These new rules will take effect on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, and will include the following:

Outdoors

  • Masks not required

Indoors

  • Vaccinated not required to wear masks
  • Unvaccinated must continue to wear masks
  • Businesses, state and local government offices and events may choose to require universal masking
  • Masks will still be required in certain settings such as healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, public and private transit, correctional facilities, schools, and childcare

In addition to the revised order, the Connecticut Department of Public Health on May 19 will issue revised recommendations and considerations for masks in businesses, large gatherings and events, and other settings, as well as more detailed descriptions of the settings where masks will continue to be required.

Sector rules in effect throughout Connecticut: As Connecticut continues taking steps to protect residents from the spread of COVID-19, the state has established specific rules for various sectors to keep people safe. Here are all of the rules currently in effect that apply for each sector.

Most sector rules will be eliminated by May 19, 2021: Governor Lamont has announced plans to eliminate most of the state's COVID-19 restrictions for every sector by May 19, 2021 (with the exception of the updated mask protocols as indicated above). The changes will include:

Effective Wednesday, May 19, 2021

  • All remaining business restrictions will end.
  • Mask protocols will be updated as indicated in the section above.
  • The Connecticut Department of Public Health (DPH) will issue recommendations for indoor and large outdoor events (e.g., concerts).

Keep Connecticut Safe: Did you visit a business that might be violating a COVID-19 safety requirement? Let us know here.

Travel Advisory: Mandates and requirements regarding travel are no longer in effect in Connecticut as of March 19, 2021. 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.

Sector Status Notes
Amusement parks Open Must follow sector rules
Bars Partially Open Effective May 1, 2021, bars that do not serve food can open for service OUTDOORS ONLY. Food is still required when serving alcohol indoors. Effective May 19, 2021, bars that do not serve food can open for service indoors.
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 - Deadlines for IDs and other credentials have been extended
- All 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
Sector Status Notes
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
School (PreK-12, summer) Open Must follow summer school rules
State Campgrounds Open All campers must make reservations in advance
State Parks Open Must follow safety guidelines
Summer camps Open Must follow sector rules
Spas Open Must follow sector rules
Tattoo Parlors Open Must follow sector rules
Theaters Open Must follow sector rules

COVID-19 Press Releases

CDC Microsite for Coronavirus

CDC logo Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Northeast Governors From Connecticut, New York, New Jersey Announce Collective Measures to Combat Spread of COVID-19

CT ReOpens – Governor Ned Lamont – Reopening Processess – Safer. Stronger. Together.

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DPH and PHAB logos

June 15, 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Provided by: The State of Connecticut, Department of Health, Environmental Health and Drinking Water Branch

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Provided by: Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development

"We know many Connecticut businesses are struggling as they deal with the effects of COVID-19. We appreciate their perseverance and know they share our commitment to keeping our residents healthy. The state, working with its federal partners, has several programs and initiatives in place to assist businesses during this difficult period. For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at COVID19.JIC@ct.gov, or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. Individuals can call 2-1-1 for more information."

All businesses subject to Phase 1 and Phase 2 reopening rules are required to self-certify prior to opening.

Click Here for Sector Rules and Certification for Reopen

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