New Measures Take Effect in CT to Manage the Spread of COVID-19
The Governor and state departments have issued recent updates to guidance for businesses and individuals in response to the coronavirus.
Here are some of the latest measures you need to know:
- Cloth face coverings are to be worn in public whenever a six-foot distance is unavoidable, including by employees in the workplace. There are exceptions for infants and toddlers as well as those who cannot for medical reasons. The executive order is based on CDC recommendations.
- Stay Safe, Stay Home directs all nonessential businesses to prohibit in-person functions through May 20. Guidance on the executive orders.
- Safe Workplace Rule for Essential Employers are in effect.
- Retail establishments permitted to stay open under Stay Safe, Stay Home must follow Safe Store Rules.
- Presidential primary elections have been postponed to August 11.
Ongoing measures continue through May 20:
- Gatherings of more than 5 people are prohibited, with an allowance of up to 50 people for religious, spiritual, and worship gatherings.
- All public schools are closed.
- Gyms, theaters, hair and nail salons are closed.
- Travelers coming into Connecticut are strongly urged to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The latest guidance from the state government is available at ct.gov/coronavirus. Links to executive orders, test data, FAQs and specific information for different sectors can be found on the page.