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Gov. Lamont announces state's plan to ease some COVID-19 restrictions

Beginning Friday, March 19, 2021

  • All capacity limits will be eliminated for the following businesses, while face coverings, social distancing, and other cleaning and disinfecting protocols will continue to be required:
    • Restaurants (8-person table capacity and 11PM required closing time for dining rooms continues)
    • Retail
    • Libraries
    • Personal services
    • Indoor recreation (excludes theaters, which will continue to have a 50% capacity)
    • Gyms/fitness centers
    • Museums, aquariums, and zoos
    • Offices
    • Houses of worship
  • Gathering sizes will be revised to the following amounts:
    • Social and recreational gatherings at private residence – 25 indoors/100 outdoors
    • Social and recreational gatherings at commercial venues – 100 indoors/200 outdoors
  • All sports will be allowed to practice and compete, and all sports tournaments will be allowed, subject to Department of Public Health guidance
  • Connecticut’s travel advisory will be modified from a requirement to recommended guidance

Beginning Monday, March 29, 2021

  • Capacity limits on early childhood classes will increase from 16 to 20

Beginning Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Outdoor amusement parks can open
  • Outdoor event venues can increase to a 50% capacity, capped at 10,000 people
  • Indoor stadiums can open at 10% capacity
  • Summer camps and summer festivals are advised to begin the planning stages to open for the upcoming season

Earned Income Tax Credit and Economic Impact Payments- IRS

Connecticut Shared Work Program information- CT DOL

Helping businesses for more than 20 years, Shared Work is a Department of Labor program that helps employers weather business downturns by providing an alternative to layoffs. Shared Work helps businesses in the state prevent layoffs by allowing them to temporarily reduce employee hours and use partial unemployment benefits to supplement lost wages.


Please Note: This form is optional and is only for registering with the Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS). VAMS will verify your registration and then follow up with important scheduling information. You do not need to register with VAMS if you have other options for getting the vaccine (i.e. - through your current medical provider).

Governor Lamont's Executive Order 9R Includes Tax Deferment Provision

Please contact your municipal tax collector for applications and guidance as each town will determine the process independently.

Read the Executive Order here.

US Department of Labor Releases FAQ's Concerning Paid Leave and the Reopening of Schools

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