Depending on coronavirus metrics continued stability, Connecticut will lessen COVID restrictions on indoor and outdoor event capacity starting March 19.

This means that the indoor capacity, which was 25 people, will increase to 50% with a cap of 100 people. For outdoor events, which were capped at 50 people, will now be increased up to 200 people.

During his Tuesday afternoon press conference, reported that Governor Lamont announced that infection rate numbers are slowly moving downward and vaccinations were up.

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As of Feb.16, 691,846 vaccinations have been given and Connecticut ranks fourth in the nation. The lessening in restrictions applies to private, social and recreational events at commercial venues, according to

Millwright's Restaurant Greenhouse - Courtesy of Millwright's FB Page..
Millwright's Restaurant Greenhouse - Courtesy of Millwright's FB Page..

Scott Dolch, the Executive Director of the Connecticut Restaurant Association, wasted no time in releasing a statement thanking Governor Lamont by saying,

We're very appreciative that Governor Lamont has heard the pleas of our industry. We're thankful the governor understood that dynamic and that his administration took action.

During the Governor's press conference, he also spoke about getting back to live sports events and having more news on that subject in a couple of days. He made sure to let everyone know that he couldn't make any guarantees, but right now, the metrics are looking good.

Just a reminder that individuals 65 and older are eligible to register to receive the coronavirus vaccine. Call 877-918-2224 or register at Vaccine Administration Management (VAMS) by clicking on this link.

LOOK: Answers to 30 common COVID-19 vaccine questions

While much is still unknown about the coronavirus and the future, what is known is that the currently available vaccines have gone through all three trial phases and are safe and effective. It will be necessary for as many Americans as possible to be vaccinated in order to finally return to some level of pre-pandemic normalcy, and hopefully these 30 answers provided here will help readers get vaccinated as soon they are able.

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