Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Allowing Relaxed Rules for Outdoor Dining at Restaurants to Continue for Another 13 Months
Governor Ned Lamont announced that he has signed into law legislation (House Bill 5271) allowing the relaxed rules on outdoor dining at restaurants that he established in response to the initial outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic to continue for at least another 13 months.
The relaxed rules were created by the governor in early 2020 through an executive order he issued using his emergency authority as a way of increasing the ability of restaurants to serve their customers more safely by expanding their outdoor footprints. In early 2021, that executive order was codified into state statutes and extended for several more months by the Connecticut General Assembly through Special Act 21-3, however that law is scheduled to expire on March 31, 2022.
This latest extension the governor signed will last until April 30, 2023.
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