The Road to Re-opening!
As many are aware we are knocking at the door of the first phase of Connecticut’s re-opening plan. Next week we’ll see some of our local businesses re-opening their doors on May 20th. Of course, things will look a little different from what we’re accustomed to, so we wanted to give a little run down of what you can expect. According to Governor Lamont’s press release we can anticipate a return of outdoor dining at restaurants, offices, hair salons, barbershops, retail stores, and outdoor museums and zoos. Guidelines vary for each setting, but overall a few things to anticipate as your making plans are:
- Businesses will allow for no more than 50% of their total capacity.
- No waiting rooms. Plan to call the business upon arrival and they will call back when it’s safe for you to enter.
- Frequent cleaning of high touch areas.
- Face masks to be worn by both patrons and staff.
- Hand sanitizer available at the door.
- Work stations or dining tables spaced at a minimum of 6ft apart.
- Social distancing markers and one-way flow signaling.
- Use of contactless payment whenever possible.
If you would like to read the guideline for each setting in further detail they can be found here.
Thursday, May 14th
- The Durham Farmer’s Market is back with their Summer Market! You’ll find all of your favorite vendors at the Town Green from 3:00-6:30pm. Be sure to visit the market’s Facebook page for information on how to shop during this time.
Saturday, May 16th
- Join the Audubon Shop of Madison for a Spring Bird Walk at Hammonasset State Park. Meet up with Jerry at the Audubon Shop at 7:50am before heading over to the park. Please be sure to call the shop during the week to confirm that the walk is still being held.
- Barre to Beach hosted by New England Dance is taking place from 8-9am at Harvey’s Beach. All you need to bring is a mat or a towel and a set of hand weights. Space yourselves 6ft apart and “embrace the shake” as they say in barre class!