Wilton businesses gear up for Phase 3 reopenings

Wilton business owners are hopeful COVID Phase 3 reopenings will inspire customers to venture out.

Last week, Gov. Ned Lamont announced the Phase 3 initiatives which will go into effect on Oct. 8. Among those, restaurants, hair salons, barbershops and personal service providers will be able to accept 75 percent of capacity, up from 50 percent.

Indoor performing arts venues can open up to 50 percent capacity. Religious gatherings indoors can be up to 50 percent capacity, capped at 200 people, up from 100 in Phase 2.