Latest COVID-19 Guidance

  • Updated: 6/7/2021
    **Download: Guidance document from the Connecticut Department of Public Health on the state's updated mask and face covering requirement 

    COVID-19 vaccine eligibility:

    All individuals who are 12 years of age or older and live, work, or attend school in Connecticut are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

    For more information on vaccinations and to learn how to get the vaccine, visit

    Mask and face covering requirements:

    As of May 19, 2021, Connecticut's protocols regarding masks and face coverings were updated to align with the recently modified CDC recommendations. The protocols that are currently in effect statewide are as follows:


    • Masks not required


    • Vaccinated not required to wear masks
    • Unvaccinated must wear masks
    • Masks are required to be worn by everyone in certain settings such as healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, public and private transit, correctional facilities, schools, and childcare
    • Businesses and state and local government offices have the option to require masks to be worn by everyone in their establishments
    **Download: Guidance document from the Connecticut Department of Public Health on the state's updated mask and face covering requirements

    Business sector rules in effect:

    As of May 19, 2021, all of the business sector rules that were previously enacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19 have been lifted, except for the updated mask requirements as noted in the section above. These changes are contingent upon a low incidence of COVID-19 and the Connecticut population continuing to get vaccinated.

    Travel Advisory: Mandates and requirements regarding travel are no longer in effect in Connecticut as of March 19, 2021. However, residents and visitors to Connecticut are strongly urged to follow travel-related guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). Click here for detailed guidance regarding travel.

    What's Open in CT
    Sector Status Notes
    Amusement parks Open  
    Bars Open  
    Beaches (state) Open  
    Beaches (town) Open  
    Bowling alleys Open  
    Construction Open  
    DMV Open

    - Deadlines for IDs and other credentials have been extended
    - All in-person services require an appointment
    - Select services can be completed online

    Gyms and Fitness Studios Open  
    Hair Salons and Barbershops Open  
    Hotels Open  
    Libraries Open  
    Nail salons Open  
    Manufacturing Open  
    Museums and zoos Open  
    Offices Open  
    Retail Open  
    Restaurants Open  
    School (PreK-12) Open  
    State Campgrounds Open All campers must make reservations in advance. Walk-in campers not permitted for 2021 season.
    State Parks Open  
    Summer camps Open  
    Spas Open  
    Tattoo Parlors Open  
    Theaters Open  
Announcement Date: 
Monday, May 11, 2020