In a joint statement issued Friday by three State agencies, including the Department of Revenue Services, the agencies announced the temporary suspension, through May 15, 2020, of the ten-cent fee that became effective during the summer of 2019 on the distribution of each single-use plastic bag in Connecticut. The suspension of the fee is intended to give retailers maximum flexibility during the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, however, in the statement the state encourages shoppers to continue to utilize reusable bags that have been properly sanitized.

May 14, 2020: In Executive Order No. 7NN the Governor extended the suspension of the Single Use Plastic Bag Fee through June 30, 2020.