Cosmetology and Personal Services Opening Soon:  Phase 2 Begins June 17th/(COVID-19 Daily 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  45,235 +     147
COVID-19 Associated Deaths    4,204 +      3
Patients Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19       203       2
Patients Tested for COVID-19 354,445 +       7,255

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

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                                                                                                              To Date    Change from   Probable 

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Local Results                                                                                                                  

Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        282                    +0                     15

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State             62                    +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:


Cosmetology and Personal Services Opening Soon:  Phase 2 Begins June 17th

Personal services can begin reopening on June 17th at 50% capacity, by appointment only with waiting rooms closed.  Personal services industries include Day Spa, Electrology, Estheticians, Floating, Piercing, Spa, Tanning, Tattoo, Waxing, Massage Therapy, Nail Technicians, and Eyelash Technicians.  Only those services that do not require a customer to remove a mask may be performed in Phase 2.

These services are high contact but adherence to the rules developed by the State of Connecticut can help to mitigate the risk this contact poses.  However, risk to the employee and customer cannot be fully mitigated.  If you do not feel your establishment can comply with the guidelines, please delay reopening.  Individual businesses can also reference industry associations for additional recommendations. Link to the State of Connecticut’s Sector Rules for Personal Services:

Please read and adhere to the Sector Rules for Personal Services including recommendations for:

  • Cleaning/Disinfection
  • PPE
  • Treatment rooms
  • Appointments
  • Signage
  • Ventilation
  • Non-Essential amenities
  • Reception desk
  • Locker rooms
  • Daily health checks

Businesses must complete the required self-certification on the Department of Economic & Community Development’s website to receive a Reopen CT badge. Link:  . A program administrator must be appointed and will be accountable for implementing the rules for reopening and ongoing operations.

Please note that employees/practitioners are required to wear face shields or eye protection (e.g. goggle with side protection) and a face mask or other cloth face covering that completely covers the nose and mouth, unless doing so would be contrary to his or her health or safety due to medical conditions.  Previous guidance required a mask and face shield, but now wearing goggles with a face mask is an alternative option.  Gloves and gowns are optional depending on the industry and, if used, must be changed between customers.