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Today, Wednesday, May 20, the state started Phase One of its reopening plans during the Coronavirus pandemic.
The reopenings included local restaurants offering outdoor seating only, retail establishments, offices, and shopping malls.
Originally, barbershops and hair salons were part of the May 20 reopening, but that has been delayed to June 1.
In a press conference today, Gov. Ned Lamont (D) announced Phase 2 and Phase 3 of reopening the state.
According to Lamont, the target date for Phase 2 is June 20.
Phase 2 will reopenings of gyms (including sports and fitness clubs), nail salons, tattoo parlors, outdoor arts, and entertainment events (for up to 50 people), outdoor amusement parks, movie theaters, bowling alleys, social clubs, pools, all museums, zoos, aquariums, and indoor dining for restaurants.
Lamont said that Phase 3 would come at a later date in the summer, possibly on July 20.
Businesses to open in Phase 3 include bars, indoor event spaces and venues, indoor amusement parks and arcades, and outdoor events for up to 100 people.
As for local services, public libraries, and selected youth sports are targeted to restart on June 20, summer day camp is scheduled to open on June 22. Other programs, including work programs, summer school, undergraduate, and graduate programs are scheduled to open in July and August.

As for the May 20 reopening, businesses are required to self-certify that they are adhering to rules laid out by the state. The rules can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/News/Press-Releases/2020/05-2020/Governor-Lamont-Releases-Rules-for-Businesses-Under-First-Phase-of-Reopening-Plans

According to Jim Watson with the state’s Economic and Community Development Commission, the following businesses in our Winsted Phoenix coverage area have self-certified with the state:

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