Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont outlined the industries that could reopen on May 20.
He said at a news conference today that state officials were looking into how to safely open outdoor only restaurants, outdoor zoos and outdoor museums, university research programs, hair and nail services and the remaining retail businesses that are currently been deemed as nonessential.
Some offices would also open but individuals would be encouraged to continue to work from home when possible. Outdoor recreation such as camping and mountain biking would also reopen.
The recommendations are being made based on industry types that can be reopened safely and where social distancing can be maintained, Lamont said.
Ultimately it will be up to each individual business to decide if it feels comfortable reopening on May 20, Lamont stressed.
Lamont said he has not made a decision yet on schools – which are currently closed through May 20. He said he will provide an update on schools “early next week.”