Businesses Concerned About New Connecticut Reopening Phase

Oct 8, 2020

Connecticut's third reopening phase Thursday during the coronavirus pandemic has gotten a worried response from some business owners.

The state on Thursday will increase capacity limits at a number of businesses ranging from restaurants to indoor and outdoor performing arts venues.

But many restaurant owners say they won’t be able to reach the new 75 percent capacity limit for indoor dining. They say they don't have the space to meet the state’s six-foot social distancing requirement.

Many theaters and concert venues are not opening this week. They say shows already have been canceled and can't make money with half-full facilities.