Today, November 2, Connecticut Governor, Ned Lamont, has officially announced that the state will rollback into 'Phase 2.1' of reopening.

The reason for this change is due to the rising cases Connecticut is seeing, and using this as an attempt to prevent a continuation of increasing cases.

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What does Phase 2.1 mean for the state? One of the biggest factors is that all restaurants and entertainment venues will now have a 9:30 PM curfew, and all restaurants must go back to 50% capacity, rather than the 75% capacity they were at in Phase 3.

The Phase 2.1 mandatory statewide changes include:

  • Restaurants limit 50% indoor capacity
  • 8 people per table max
  • A 9:30 PM curfew put into place for restaurant dining and entertainment venues, this excludes takeout and delivery options
  • Personal services including hair salons and nail salons can remain at 75% capacity
  • Event venues have a limit of 25 indoor and 50 outdoor
  • Performing Arts and Movie Theaters have a max 100 person capacity
  • Religious gatherings limited to 50% capacity or 100 people max - virtual services are highly encouraged

The Governor also recommends that Connecticut residents stay home between the hours of 10 PM and 5 AM for safety, and to postpone or cancel all non-essential travel.

Phase 2.1 will go into effect starting this Friday, November 6.