Connecticut restaurants, businesses move to 100% capacity beginning today

Connecticut restaurants and multiple businesses will move to 100% capacity today for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Mar 19, 2021, 5:07 PM

Updated 1,156 days ago

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Connecticut restaurants and multiple businesses will move to 100% capacity today for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.
According to Gov. Ned Lamont's office, the guidance goes into effective today for all businesses and organizations.
A year ago everything shut down, and then came the slow, phased re-opening. Restaurants, retail stores, gyms, and personal services like hair and nail salons will all be able to return to 100% capacity.
Capacity limits are now up to 100% for some businesses, subject to social distancing requirements.
Restaurants still need to abide by an 11 p.m. curfew and 8-person limit per table.
Tables will continue to be spaced apart and patrons may still see plexiglass too.
Libraries, museums and aquariums as well as houses of worship and offices will return to maximum capacity but movie theaters and performing arts venues will remain at 50% capacity for now.
When it comes to events, social and recreational gatherings at private residences will allow 25 people indoors, and 100 people outdoors.
For social and recreational gatherings at event venues, 100 people are allowed indoors, and 200 people are allowed outdoors.
Governor Lamont says with the loosening up of all these restrictions today. 
However, it is the right of the operator or establishment owner if they choose to operate below 100% capacity.
Six feet spacing and social distancing continues to be required where possible, unless otherwise noted.
Masks continue to be required in all public settings where social distancing is not possible.
All establishments must follow CDC cleaning and disinfecting guidelines.
Performers and musical vocalists at restaurants, outdoor and indoor events, and performing arts venues are allowed.


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