UPDATED: Restaurant owners seeking answers and help
8 May 2020
Representatives of the restaurant industry expressed frustration Thursday that only outdoor dining will be allowed beginning May 20 and that Gov. Ned Lamont has not provided enough specifics regarding how they can reopen that day to serve customers outdoors.
They also laid out the many challenges facing restaurants, ranging from polls that show people will be reluctant to return to restaurants and a decrease in supplies of meat, fish and personal protective equipment to how to safely reopen bathrooms and cater events.