Reopening the Valley
All businesses subject to these guidelines are required to self-certify with the State of Connecticut prior to reopening .
The certification system can be accessed at https://business.ct.gov/recovery.
If you already self-certified your business during Phase 1, your business will NOT need to certify again during Phase 2.
here for a searchable list of businesses that have self-certified.
This page will be updated as information is released or updated by the
Department of Economic and Community Development.
If you have witnessed a business violating the Sector Rules that is not a public health facility, please fill out the complaint form on the State of CT website https://appengine.egov.com/apps/ct/COVID-19/Reopen-CT-Business-Complaint-Form or call 2-1-1.
School/Daycare Reopening Resources:
State of Connecticut Department of Education COVID-19 Resources for Families and Educators
Connecticut Office of Early Childhood COVID-19 Guides
Hair Salons and Barbershops – (revised 8/14/20)
Offices – (revised 8/14/20)
Retail & Malls – (revised 8/14/20)
General Business Rules – (revised 8/14/20) University Research (General Business Rules apply)
Outdoor Recreation activities are defined as the following (General Business Rules apply):
Equestrian (subject to Dept. of Agriculture
guidance) Mountain Biking
Head, Party, and Tour Boats (50% capacity or one passenger/family per six feet of rail space)
Charter Fishing (50% capacity or one passenger/family per six feet of rail space)
Sport Fishing (50% capacity or one passenger/family per six feet of rail space)
Go Kart Race Tracks
Rock Climbing Walls
Group Training (up to 100 people), outdoors maintain 6 feet
Campgrounds – follow all rules applicable to their operation (e.g. Retail, Pool)
Outdoor Shooting Range
Kayaking, Sailing, Canoeing and Stand-up Paddleboarding
Volleyball (2 vs. 2 only)
Elm City Party Bike
barrier between employees and riders