COVID-19 Resources for Downtown Bridgeport Businesses

Updated May 19, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. Governor Lamont announced that all of the remaining COVID-19 pandemic related businesses restrictions were lifted as of Wednesday, May 19, 2021. 

Regarding the use of face masks, they are no longer required OUTDOORS. Regarding the use of face masks INDOORS, note the following:

  • Vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks.
  • Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks.
  • Businesses, state and local government offices and events may choose to require universal masking.
  • Masks will still be required in certain settings such as healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, public and private transit, correctional facilities, schools, and childcare.

Access revised recommendations and considerations for masks in businesses, large gatherings and events, and other settings, as well as more detailed descriptions of the settings where masks will continue to be required here.

Contact your local Small Business Development Center and the State’s Department of Economic and Community Development by email or phone (860-500-2333) to help your business prepare, rebuild, and grow during the COVID-19 pandemic response. Please don’t hesitate to contact the Bridgeport DSSD by email or by phone at (203) 908-3622 with any questions.


Since March 17, 2020, the Bridgeport DSSD has sent out a series of business alerts with information about emergency operations, how to get support for your local business, and disaster recovery resources that are available. If you would like to be added to the business alert newsletter list, send us an email. Below is a listing of those alerts, which will be updated as new alerts are released.