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5/21/2020 - COVID-19 Southbury Update

Southbury Offers Temporary Outdoor Retail Display Permits

(SOUTHBURY, CT) - The Town of Southbury has approved an easy, no-cost permit process for retail businesses seeking an outdoor display of goods, in response to Connecticut’s Reopening protocol for COVID-19 per Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No 7MM.

Similar to the town’s temporary outdoor dining permit process, applicants fill out a single-page form, accessed on the town’s website, attach a site plan sketch (to scale) of their proposed outdoor display of goods area, and a narrative detailing what goods will be displayed, hours of outdoor display, etc. and submit it to Southbury’s Land Use Department.

The application process is managed by the Southbury Land Use Department and requires the approval signatures of the Fire Marshall and the Land Use Administrator. The no-fee permit is good until November 25, 2020. For more information call 203-262-0634 or e-mail:

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection outlines state park operations plan heading into summer season

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) released an operation plan that outlines current guidelines around the operation and use of Connecticut state park grounds, trails, beaches, boat launches, and other areas amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The resource – available at – provides a “one stop shop” for the latest information on outdoor recreation offerings administered by DEEP.

As the state begins a phased reopening of its economy, the vast majority of state parks remain open, as they have been throughout the pandemic. The restrictions that they’ve been operating under, such as daily capacity limits, social distancing guidelines for visitors, and use of face coverings, also remain in place.