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The Town of Fairfield shares your determination to reopen your establishments and return your employees to work. To support these goals, the Town of Fairfield has established a Business Reopening Task Force. The Task Force is designed to assist businesses with their reopening and guide them in the safety protocols provided by the Health Department. Members of the team include the First Selectwoman and representatives of the Heath, Fire, Police, Zoning, Building and Economic Development Departments. We have prepared this website to assist with reopening your business. We stand ready to work with your team to implement safety protocols to support the resumption of business operations.

The State has issued guidelines for the re-opening of retail shops and malls. State guidelines by industry sector for the re-opening can be found here

Businesses should carefully review these guidelines but the key elements are:

  • limiting occupancy
  • having hand sanitizer available
  • wearing face coverings
  • installing partitions where possible
  • installing signage and other visual cues for social distancing  

The Health Department has prepared sample signage for business use, which is available for download.


The Business Reopening Task Force will work with you and your staff to address the many challenges ahead.  For assistance, please contact Mark Barnhart, Director of Economic Development at (203) 256-3120 for specific questions related to your business operations.

The Town of Fairfield will be following the re-opening guidelines established by the State of Connecticut.


You will need to complete the State self-certification prior to opening. The self-certification link, as well as other guidance and resources for businesses, can be found here:


Masello Salon Services of New England
20 Sharpe Drive
Cranston, RI
(401) 736-9350
(800) 828-0030

Globe Equipment Supply,
300 Dewey Street
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 367-6611
(800) 972-4972

The Plastic Factory
678 Howard Avenue
Bridgeport, CT 06605
(203) 908-3468

Modern Plastics
88 Long Hill Cross Road
Shelton, CT 06484
(203) 333-3128

Personal Protective Equipment
Face Masks, Gloves and Face Shields

Unity Pharmacy
1326 Post Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 955-1781

Graziano Associates
857 Post Road, Ste. 150
Fairfield, CT 06824
(203) 254-0195

May 20th Reopen CT Guidance By Industry:

Museums and Zoos (Outdoor Only)


Restaurants (Outdoor Only)

Retail and Malls

Hair Salons and Barbershops (delayed)

More Information

In addition, here is Fairfield specific permit and guidance:

Temporary Tent and Patio Permit

Temporary Outdoor Seating Guidelines

Before your business can open your doors, you must self-certify that you are following strict safety guidelines to keep your employees and customers safe. The link to self-certify can be found here.




Website Resources:

REOPEN Connecticut: Sector Rules for May 20th Reopen

Retail Industry Leaders Association: A Blueprint for Shopping Safe

Retail Industry Leaders Association and National Retail Federation: A Blueprint for Shopping Safe

International Council of Shopping Centers: Reopening Best Practices

National Retail Federation: Operation Open Doors Checklist

OSHA Guidance on Preparing for Workplaces for COVID-19