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Connecticut To Lift All COVID Business Restrictions, Except Mask Wearing, By Mid May

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Ted S. Warren
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Starting May 19 Governor Ned Lamont will lift COVID-19 restrictions on businesses in Connecticut, except for mask wearing in some cases.

“That means the social distancing would be relaxed. It’ll be guidance. It would be up to you and your restaurant how you want to do it. Keep people safe. But no mandate from us,” Lamont said.

Lamont plans to ease the state’s COVID-19 restrictions in two stages. On May 1 all outdoor restrictions would be lifted, including allowing bars to serve drinks outdoors.

On May 19 the state would do away with curfews on business and bars would be allowed to reopen indoors.

Lamont made the decision based on declining coronavirus cases and an increase in vaccinations in the state.

As WSHU Public Radio’s award-winning senior political reporter, Ebong Udoma draws on his extensive tenure to delve deep into state politics during a major election year.