COVID-19: CT must follow new mask guidelines as start of easing restaurant restrictions nears




Connecticut is on the verge of adopting new, more flexible mask-wearing guidelines that have been provided by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

The CDC announced Tuesday, April 27, that people who are fully vaccinated – two weeks after receiving an injection of Johnson & Johnson or two doses of Pfizer or Moderna – will no longer have to wear masks when they gather in small groups at the ‘outside.

Gov. Ned Lamont said Connecticut will join most other states in adopting the new CDC guidelines, which came days before the state eased restrictions on restaurants and some businesses across the country. State.

Effective Saturday, May 1, the Connecticut business curfew will be pushed back to midnight and all outside restrictions will be lifted. In restaurants, alcohol without food will be allowed and the size of holiday meals will no longer be limited.

As of Wednesday, May 19, all remaining trade restrictions will end and the Department of Public Health will make recommendations for the safe operation of indoor and outdoor events.

Face coverings will still be required inside all Connecticut locations.

Connecticut continues to see improvement in COVID-19 numbers, with a positive day-to-day infection rate of 3.24%, up slightly from the weekend, and there are less than 450 patients treated for the virus in public hospitals.

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