Lamont: Connecticut to enter Phase 3 of reopening in early October

Ned Lamont
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By WCBS Newsradio 880

HARTFORD, Conn. (WCBS 880) — Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont on Thursday announced the state will be moving into Phase 3 of its reopening in early October. 

Under Phase 3, restaurants, personal service shops – such as hair salons and barbershops – and libraries will be able to increase from 50% to 75% capacity indoors.

Bars and nightclubs will remain closed throughout the third phase and Lamont did not clarify as to when they would open. 

The state will enter Phase 3 on Oct. 8 with outdoor event venues, such as amphitheaters and racetracks, being allowed to increase from 25% to 50% capacity, the governor announced.

“The changes will increase capacities for certain businesses, including restaurants, personal services, libraries and performing arts venues, while ensuring safety protocols are still in effect,” Lamont said on Twitter.