May 19 Reopening

Effective Wednesday, May 19, 2021

  • All remaining restrictions will be lifted, except masks will continue to be required in all indoor public settings where social distancing is not possible.
  • These changes are contingent upon a low incidence of COVID-19 and the Connecticut population continuing to get vaccinated.
  • DPH will also be issuing recommendations for hosting large events (e.g. concerts).

 

Gatherings (effective Friday, March 19, 2021)

Type Capacity Limits Notes
Private, Social and Recreational Gathering Sizes – Commercial Venue (e.g. weddings, office meetings, parties) Indoor – Up to 50% capacity – Cap of 100 people

Outdoor – Cap of 200 people

Face masks and social distancing required. Capacity count does not include event staff.
Private, Social and Recreational Gathering Sizes – Private Residences (e.g. weddings, parties) Indoor – Cap of 25 people

Outdoor – Cap of 100 people

Face masks and social distancing required. Capacity count does not include event staff.
Graduations Indoor – Up to 50% capacity – Cap of 100 people

Outdoor – Limited to the number that can be accommodated safely by location with masks and social distancing required.

Face masks and social distancing required.
Religious Gatherings Indoor/Outdoor – Limited to number that can be accommodated safely by location with masks and social distancing required. Face masks and social distancing required. Click here for recommendations.

Social distancing markers: Install visual social distancing markers to enforce seating arrangement and, by marking seats as use or non-use. Alternatively, engage ushers to guide attendees to seats and enforce seating arrangement.

Outdoor Event Venues (e.g. Amphitheaters, Race Tracks) Effective April 2:

Up to 50% capacity – Cap of 10,000 people

If an outdoor event venue is holding a private gathering, they are subject to the 200-person limit under outdoor private gatherings (see above). Capacity count does not include event staff or competitors.

Face masks and social distancing required.

Fairs, Festivals, and Carnivals Up to 50% of last year’s capacity. Face masks and social distancing required. Capacity count does not include event staff or competitors.
Outdoor Organized Gatherings

– Open to the public (e.g. Fireworks, Concert in Municipal Park)

Cap of 500 people.6 ft. of space blanket to blanket

Event organizer responsible for compliance with guidance.

Face masks required except while eating and drinking, and lines clearly marking seating areas must be drawn.

Click here for sample seating layout.

 

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