It's been a long time since you've been able to visit your local watering hole, but as of May 19 that will all change.

They are calling it the reopening of Connecticut. Starting May 1, bars that don't serve food will be open for outdoor service only. This means that you and up to eight friends can actually share a table.

Then on May 19, all business restrictions will be lifted, and bars and restaurants will be allowed to open at one hundred percent capacity, and that will make it even easier for you to throw a few back. The only restriction that will remain in effect is that you'll still have to wear your mask when your not eating or drinking.

So what do people think about the reopening? Most people are pretty excited about it, especially bar and restaurant owners, and for the most part, people are pretty pumped. But according to, some people are concerned that lifting restrictions on bars may lead to a spike in COVID-19 cases, especially now that there are several different variants making the rounds, and that not everyone will have their full doses of the vaccine by May 19th.

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If this all sounds a little confusing and you're wondering when you can head back inside your favorite watering hole, check out the video below of Governor Lamont's press conference and official announcement of the restrictions that will be lifted in May.

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