Recovery FAQs

For information please visit Madison Beach & Recreation.

Gyms / Fitness Classes
With restrictions loosened on May 29, 2020, gyms can conduct outdoor training with up to 25 people so long as social distancing is maintained.

Hotels / Lodging
Hotels & lodging establishments may open on June 17, 2020 following the State of Connecticut guidelines.

Outdoor sales on Town Green
With permission from the town and First Congregational Church, outdoor markets are allowed on the Town Green. These events must follow social distancing guidelines.

Picnic Tables and grills at Surf Club
By June 20, 2020 50% of the picnic tables and grills will be available for personal use.

Playgrounds (Town)
Town playgrounds are open and followng state guidelines. 

Restaurants that self-certify are permitted to operate indoor and outdoor seating and pick-up. Must adhere to Connecticut rules for reopening by sector.

Recreation/Arts programming in Town Buildings
At this time, Town facilities are not available for indoor use or reservation. As the state opens up more types of programming, the town will update this policy.

Recreational and Social Gatherings
No more than 25 people inside and no more than 100 people outside while maintaining social distancing and wearing masks when social distancing is not possible.

Recreational Sports 
Following state guidelines, recreational sports listed under Low & Moderate Risk are allowed to begin on June 17, 2020 with protocols in place that follow social distancing guidelines. 

Low Risk – Sports that can be done with social distancing or individually with no sharing of equipment, or the ability to clean the equipment between use by competitors.

Examples: individual running events, throwing events (javelin, shot put, discus), individual swimming, golf, weightlifting, sideline cheer, single sculling, cross country running (with staggered starts), diving, fencing, ice skating

Moderate Risk - Sports that involve close, sustained contact, but with protective equipment in place that may reduce the likelihood of respiratory particle transmission between participants OR intermittent close contact OR group sports OR sports that use equipment that can’t be cleaned between participants.

Examples: volleyball, soccer, gymnastics, field hockey, tennis, swimming relays, pole vault, high jump, long jump, crew with two or more rowers in shell, synchronized swimming, baseball, and softball.

High Risk - Sports that involve close, sustained contact between participants, lack of significant protective barriers, and high probability that respiratory particles will be transmitted between participants.

Examples: wrestling, boxing, football, lacrosse, competitive cheer, dance, rugby, basketball, roller derby, ice hockey, water polo, 7 on 7 football, and martial arts

Religious Services / Gatherings
Limits on all religious, spiritual, and worship gatherings are raised to 25 percent of capacity of the indoor space or a maximum of 100 people, whichever is smaller, and to 150 people for outdoor gatherings, provided in each case that appropriate safety and social distancing measures are employed. 

School re-starting fall 2020
Any decisions relating to schools falls under the jurisdiction of the Commissioner of Education and our local Superintendent and Board of Education. Madison Public Schools is preparing for all different scenarios depending on the track of the virus. A path forward for Fall 2020 will keep in mind the health of the students and will follow recommendations from the state.

Self-certification for businesses
Before businesses reopen they must self-certify that they are following strict safety guidelines to keep employees and customers safe. The process can be found at:

Short term rentals
Short term rentals are not currently allowed under state guidelines. It is anticipated that short term rentals will be part of phase 3 of the state’s reopening plan.

Summer Camp (private)
Following guidelines by the Connecticut’s Office of Early Childhood (OEC), camp programs that self-certify are allowed to run, beginning June 29, 2020.

Tag sales at private residences
Should follow social distancing guidelines. No more than 25 people at one time.

 Visitors and returning residents 14-day self-isolation

  • A 14-day quarantine is required when returning from international travel or if State has travel advisory when traveling domestic. 
  • Visitors from or residents returning from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington are strongly encouraged to self quarantine for 14 days.

To report any violations of social distancing or town policies, please contact 
COVID Enforcement Officer / Building Inspector Vinny Garofalo at 203-245-5619.