All COVID-19 business restrictions lifted in Connecticut


ENFIELD, Conn. (WWLP) – All business restrictions that were put in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted in Connecticut as of Wednesday.

All remaining business restrictions have been lifted, including social-distancing requirements (no mandates), 12 a.m. curfew has been lifted, and there are no limits on gathering sizes. Also, movie theater capacity can go up to 100%.

“Hopefully we’re able to do it safely and they got the science that says we can,” said Frank Scalia who was hopping in Enfield on Wednesday.

There are a few restrictions left in place still. Masks are still required indoors for unvaccinated people and for vaccinated people, masks must be worn in healthcare facilities, on public transportation, in schools, childcare, and correctional facilities. These rules are similar to what Massachusetts will be experiencing on May 29th.

As of now in Connecticut, anyone visiting a state campground must make a reservation in advance.
No walk-in campers are permitted.

Just like in Massachusetts, Connecticut private businesses can choose whether or not they want their customers to wear a mask, but some big retailers such as Target have already said you don’t need one.

“Well if required I will, well if not, I won’t,” said Scalia.

On the other hand, Ulta Beauty, Barnes and Noble, and Home Depot in Enfield are still requiring face coverings. Some shoppers say they’re not quite ready to ditch the masks.

“I’m a little bit unsure about that. I think I just need to keep looking into research and everything but I am excited and hopeful for the future,” said Adriana Acosta.

Connecticut is using the honor system when it comes to regulating who is vaccinated and who’s not. They hope unvaccinated people still wear their masks inside.

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