Gov Lamont: Phase 2.1 in effect; 10 people only for Thanksgiving dinner

Phase 2.1 is now in effect across the state of Connecticut as the rise in COVID-19 cases increases.

News 12 Staff

Nov 6, 2020, 8:15 PM

Updated 1,317 days ago

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Phase 2.1 is now in effect across the state of Connecticut as the rise in COVID-19 cases increases.
Gov. Ned Lamont issued the phase shift earlier this week, and it went into effect at midnight.
Under the 2.1 plan, restaurants will be capped at 50% capacity indoors, with no more than eight people at a table.
Last service for dining will be at 9:30 p.m., and establishments will close by 10 p.m.
Click the video above to watch Gov. Lamont's coronavirus briefing
Takeout and delivery are allowed after 9:30 p.m.
Gathering sizes at event venues will be capped at 25 for indoor, 50 for outdoor, and private gatherings are only permitted to have 10 people indoors or outdoors. Gov. Lamont says Thanksgiving gatherings inside of homes should be capped at 10 people.
Performing arts and movie theaters will have a capacity of 100 people.
Personal services will be allowed at 75% capacity.
Religious gatherings will be allowed a 50% capacity with 100 people max, and virtual services are encouraged.
Gov. Lamont says no Connecticut sports team can travel out of state for games starting Monday, but says they should not travel this weekend either.
A recent statewide spike has put 68 towns in the red zones with 60% of the population testing positive.
Connecticut does however have the eighth lowest infection rate in the country, but Gov. Lamont is still cautious. Rhode Island and Massachusetts are also doing a rollback.


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