Connecticut to move into Phase 3 of its reopening Oct. 8: Lamont

An employee at Terra restaurant cleans an outdoor table on May 20, 2020 in Greenwich, Connecticut.
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By 1010 WINS

HARTFORD, CT (1010 WINS) -- Connecticut will allow indoor performance venues to reopen, increase some businesses’ capacity limits and raise caps on gatherings when it moves into the third phase of its reopening in October, Gov. Ned Lamont said Thursday. 

Phase 3 will kick off on Oct. 8, barring a significant uptick in the state’s COVID-19 statistics, Lamont said at a news briefing Thursday afternoon. 

Bars that don’t serve food will remain closed in Phase 3, Lamont noted. Nightclubs will also remain closed. 

Connecticut reported 157 new COVID-19 cases and two new deaths on Thursday. Its COVID-19 infection rate currently stands at 1 percent, the governor said.