Changing Operating Rules for Recreation, Personal Services, and Restaurants/(COVID-19 Updates)

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Summary for most recent day of reporting in Connecticut

Day-to-day changes reflect newly reported cases, deaths, and tests that occurred over the last several days to week. All data in this report are preliminary; data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected. Hospitalization data were collected by the Connecticut Hospital Association. Deaths* reported to either the OCME or DPH are included in the daily COVID-19 update.

*For public health surveillance, COVID-19-associated deaths include persons who tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19 disease around the time of death (confirmed) and persons whose death certificate lists COVID-19 disease as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death (probable).

Category Text Total Change Direction Change
Laboratory Confirmed COVID-19 Cases  49,077 +  94
COVID-19 Associated Deaths  4,423 +  5
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19  54  5
Patients Tested for COVID-19  750,700 +  7,638

Charts represent the date the data were reported to the CT DPH.  Cases and deaths are cumulative over time.  Hospitalization data are collected by CT Hospital Association

Source: Department of Public Health

                                                                                                        Total Reported

                                                                                                              To Date    Change from   Probable 

                                                                                                                                Yesterday        Cases

Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        312                     +0                     15

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State            70                      +0                     3

A complete listing by town and county of all COVID-19 cases being reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health, and various analyses of those cases, can be found by following this link:


Changing Operating Rules for Recreation, Personal Services, and Restaurants

These days, the only constant is change.  The State of Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development recently revised some of the business sector rules initially established to guide the reopening and operation of businesses in Phases 1 and 2.  After consulting with industry leaders and public health officials, the DECD has provided more specifics as well as a few new recommendations.  Some of the changes/revisions are highlighted below.

Highlights include:

  • New rules for indoor recreation and expanded guidance for outdoor events:
  • Changes impacting offices, personal services, hair salons and barbershops, retail, libraries, etc.:
    • Nonessential businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask.
    • In the event an employee tests positive for COVID-19, it is recommended that the business implement a 24-hour passive decontamination and follow CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting.
    • For bathrooms, the positing of signage encouraging reduced capacity and reminding individuals to wash their hands and wear masks is suggested.
  • Changes impacting restaurants:
    • Wait staff and bartenders are no longer required to wear gloves.
    • Indoor performances are now allowed (with the exception of musical vocalists).
  • Hotels are now permitted to provide nonessential services and amenities (e.g. valets, ice machines)

The DECD notes that the updated rules go into effect immediately. Businesses and nonprofits that have already completed the self certification as part of Phases 1 and 2 do not need to re-register, but must comply with any new rules for their sector.  The WWHD will continue to update residents as new information becomes available.  Please visit the State of Connecticut DECD website for a complete list of rules by business sector at