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CT Business Reopening and Recovery Center

COVID-19 Business Guidelines for CT

"A safe workplace is sound business" — OSHA

Looking for the latest business and workplace guidelines for Connecticut? You’ll find the info you need here to keep your employees and customers safe during these unpredictable times.

State and Federal COVID Guidance


Learn all about the Federal vaccine mandate here.

Keep up to date with the latest guidance on masks, vaccine eligibility, travel, and business rules, in CT's COVID-19 knowledge base.

Find all Emergency Orders issued by the Governor and State Agencies here.

COVID-19 Guidelines for CT Businesses

Different work and business environments may require different practices and protocols to keep employees, employers, and customers safe from COVID-19. Here are some recommendations to consider for specific industry sectors. 

  • Restaurants and Bars: Follow the latest rules for restaurants and bars in Connecticut for table seating capacities, closing times for dining rooms, and other recommendations. Also, learn about CDC's latest guidelines for higher risk employees, group gatherings, social distancing, staggered employee shifts, staff travel and commuting, paid time off, etc. 
  • Construction: Visit DAS Construction Services to learn Connecticut's current best practices for personal protective equipment (PPE), worksite maintenance, employee travel, and portable bathroom hygiene.   
  • Office Buildings: Find the current CDC recommendations for creating safe and healthy work environments, including HVAC and air filtration, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, and more. 
  • Miscellaneous Industries: Learn about OSHA's recommended guidelines for preventing COVID-19 transmission from low- to high-risk industries, including the following:

    Agriculture: working outdoors, safe distancing, hand washing, hygiene, employee face coverings and PPE. Learn more

    Food Manufacturing and Processing:
    reducing worker exposure to coronavirus, particularly in seafood and fish processing, as well as keeping cleaning staff protected and safe. Learn more

    Retail: implementing work practices based on COVID-19 risk levels in different work categories such as high-traffic retail environments, performing tasks in stock rooms, etc. Learn more

    Healthcare: adopting practices from OSHA's mini respiratory protection program, enforcing the correct use of a respirator, reporting COVID-19 fatalities, and hospitalizations for inpatients. Learn more 

    Dentistry: safe clothing, eye protection, use of NIOSH-certified disposable N95 filtering face-piece respirator, adopting teledentistry for consultations, and minimizing aerosol-generating procedures. Learn more

    Post-Mortem Care: safety measures and precautions for medical examiners, coroners, autopsy technicians, and mortuary workers who are exposed to deceased individuals who may have had COVID-19. Learn more 

    All Industries/General: how to correctly wear a respirator, inspection procedures, using cloth face coverings in humid or hot conditions. Learn more

COVID-19 Cleaning and Disinfecting, CDC Guidelines

Supplement your existing safety practices using CDC's recommendations for cleaning and disinfecting. Learn the difference between cleaning vs. disinfection, addressing specific surface types, what to do when someone is sick, routine protocols, alternative disinfection techniques, and more. Visit the CDC website for more details on cleaning and disinfecting.