The wait is over. Since the announcement that certain Connecticut businesses would be permitted to reopen beginning May 20, 2020, most have waited with bated breath to understand what that process would and should look like. Yesterday, Governor Lamont released specific guidance for businesses covered by Phase 1 of Connecticut’s reopening plan, which businesses must consider in formulating their own plans. While the wait for the plan is over, the journey back has just begun. The guidelines continue to encourage those who can work from home to work from home. They also strongly recommend that those 65 or over or with underlying health conditions that would make them more susceptible to COVID-19 (comorbidities) not return to work.
Phase 1 of the reopening includes the following industries: restaurants (outdoor only); offices; hair salons and barbershops; retail stores and malls; and outdoor museums and zoos. Specific guidelines can be downloaded by clicking the appropriate industry link.
As always, we are available to answer any questions you might have about reopening plans and COVID-19.