CT is reverting to Phase 2 of reopening. Here's what that means.

Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday the entire state will revert to Phase 2 of reopening to help curb the spread of COVID-19 as a recent surge in cases has continued. The change takes effect at 12:01 a.m. Friday.

Here’s what that means for residents and businesses:

Restaurants will be reduced to 50 percent indoor seating capacity. During Phase 3, restaurants were allowed up to 75 percent indoor seating capacity.

Groups will be limited to eight people per table while sitting indoors at restaurants.

Restaurants and entertainment venues will be required to close by 9:30 p.m. Takeout and delivery will still be allowed past 9:30 p.m.

Event venues will be limited to 25 people while indoors and 50 people outdoors. However, events previously scheduled for this weekend will be allowed to proceed as planned. Under Phase 3, professionally managed events such as weddings at restaurants and banquet halls were allowed to have as many as 100 people indoors and 150 outdoors.

Movie theaters and other entertainment venues will be capped at 100 people.

Religious gatherings will be reduced to 50 percent capacity, or a max of 100 people. Virtual services are encouraged.

Hair and nail salons are allowed to remain at 75 percent capacity.