Connecticut bars to stay closed indefinitely

7 Jul 2020

Small Business

Despite indicators that continue to trend in the right direction, Gov. Ned Lamont confirmed Monday that he will postpone the launch of the third phase of the state’s reopening effort, meaning bars will have to stay closed and restaurants will have to keep operating at no more than 50% of indoor capacity “for the foreseeable future.”

The further easing of restrictions on such "nonessential" businesses originally had been scheduled to take effect July 20.

New coronavirus data Monday, the first released since Friday, showed that 259 more COVID-19 cases had been detected in the state, raising the cumulative total to 46,976. Three more deaths had been associated with the disease, bringing the death toll to 4,338.

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