Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau: Connecticut’s COVID-19 Resources

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. These changes are contingent upon a low incidence of COVID-19 and the Connecticut population continuing to get vaccinated.

As Connecticut's meetings and hospitality industries continues to reopen, the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau - Connecticut's statewide Destination Marketing Organization - will show you the way to state-of-the-art meeting facilities and sports venues, along with first-rate accommodations and unparalleled service at competitive prices.

Our state's impressive inventory of venues accommodate groups of all types and sizes, comply with the newest protocols for safety and cleanliness, and are easily accessible via the Northeast's interstates, air, bus and rail lines.


Our Bureau worked together with state departments and local municipalities, as well as the Connecticut Lodging Association, the Connecticut Restaurant Association, the Connecticut Event Industry Coalition, hotels, venues, restaurants and other industry partners in preparation for welcoming back groups, events, meetings and conventions of all types.

Connecticut's COVID-19 Guidelines Overview

  • 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. These changes are contingent upon a low incidence of COVID-19 and the Connecticut population continuing to get vaccinated.

    *For more details, please visit www.portal.ct.gov/coronavirus or for the latest guidance, visit www.portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Sector-Rules-and-Certification-for-Reopen*

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    Travel Advisory for Connecticut During the COVID-19 Pandemic

     

    As of March 19, 2021, Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No.9S, Section 1 regarding travel is no longer in effect.

    Connecticut residents and travelers to Connecticut should follow travel-related guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Connecticut Department of Public Health (CT DPH). Mandates and requirements are not currently in place in Connecticut. Click here for detailed information on traveling.

  • 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:

    Outdoors

    • Masks not required

    Indoors

    • 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

    *For more details, please visit www.portal.ct.gov/coronavirus or for the latest guidance, visit www.portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Latest-Guidance.*

  • All Business Mandates have been lifted in Connecticut as of May 19, 2021.

    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  

    *For more details, please visit www.portal.ct.gov/coronavirus or for the latest guidance, visit www.portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/Covid-19-Knowledge-Base/Latest-Guidance.*

Robert Murdock

Robert Murdock President/Director of National Accounts

Direct: (860) 882-1103
Cell: (860) 490-2002
Email: robertm@ctcsb.org
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Susan Koczka, CMP

Susan Koczka, CMP Director of National Accounts - Association/Corporate

Direct: (860) 882-1107
Cell: (860) 508-3619
Email: susank@ctcsb.org
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