Staying Safe, Staying Open
Connecticut is a COVID-19 control success story, from hotspot to one of the lowest transmission rates in the country. We need to bring it down to one case per 100,000 people from our current 2.1 daily average to be “On Track for Containment” based on Harvard’s Global Health Institute. We have been able to reopen many sectors of business, but we have more sectors that need to reopen. Let’s do everything we can to help them open their doors.
The Chamber reminds everyone that the best way to support businesses now is to help them meet state guidelines by following all safety rules.
- Wear a mask. The virus spreads mainly from person-to-person through talking, coughing, sneezing—via respiratory droplets. You don’t have to have symptoms to be infected and contagious so cover your mouth and nose to slow the spread. Don’t forget to wash your hands, too.
- Keep your distance. Stay at least two arms’ lengths away from other people. Businesses have marked distances in wait lines and set up space between tables. Be sure to observe the signs.
- Before you go, check the rules. See if a museum, shop, restaurant, or doctor’s office has special procedures. Check out their website or social media page to plan your visit.
- Explore business offerings. Many stores and restaurants continue to offer curbside service or delivery. Shop local and stay safe with the options that work best for you. Limit contact to one member of the household.
- Observe social distancing measures, even with friends. Private parties are leading to outbreak clusters in the state. Gatherings are limited in size and social distancing measures are included in the plans. Masks and six feet buffers are important ways to keep friends and family safe.
- Monitor your health. Watch for fever, cough, or shortness of breath. Information on other symptoms is available at CDC.gov. If you have symptoms, follow CDC guidance and stay out of contact with others.
Let businesses put all their energy into creating a great experience. Help them out by observing all state guidelines so they can stay safe and stay open.