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States Are Reopening But People Should Exercise Caution, Yale Doctor Says

Kathy Willens
Friends eat outdoors at Brixx and Barley last week in Long Beach, N.Y., as Long Island progressed to Phase Two of the state's reopening plan during the current coronavirus outbreak.

Connecticut restaurants were open for indoor dining this week for the first time since March. But experts warn that people shouldn’t let their guards down.

Dr. Thomas Balcezak, chief clinical officer at Yale New Haven Health, says customers and employees still need to wear masks and maintain social distancing. 

Balcezak recommends eating outdoors over indoor dining, and being careful about getting together with friends.

“We are still asking folks not to gather in groups that are not household contacts anyway, so I wouldn’t recommend it, unless you can stay six feet apart.”

Health officials say people should still avoid gathering with people who are outside their household, even though cases are declining in the state.