Category: Business

Lamont creates group of health and business experts to advise on reopening of Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the nonprofit organization AdvanceCT plans to form a panel of experts from within the state’s medical and business community that will consult with and advise his administration with respect to reopening Connecticut’s economy as the nation emerges from the unprecedented public health emergency caused by COVID-19.…

CT DOL: Agency processed 90,000 of the over 250,000 unemployment claims filed in past three weeks

According to Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby, the agency has processed more than 90,000 of the over 250,000 unemployment claims filed in less than three weeks by residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of claims recently received far exceeds the amount the agency typically receives in one year. The numbers in…

AG Tong calls on Amazon and Whole Foods to increase paid leave to employees during COVID-19 emergency

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong today called on Amazon and Whole Foods to increase paid sick and family leave provided to their employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Attorney General Tong joined 15 attorneys general in sending a letter asking the companies to provide increased paid sick and family leave in line…

Connecticu governor release guidance to businesses on ‘stay safe, stay home’ order

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today released guidance intended to help the state’s business and nonprofit community better understand the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” executive order he recently signed directing all non-essential businesses and not-for-profit entities in Connecticut to prohibit all in-person functions effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. as part of…

Lamont: Total cases in CT now 194, stop all non-essential in-person functions starting 8 p.m. on Monday

KEY POINTS: Since yesterday’s update, an additional 35 Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the statewide total to 194. This includes the first case to be reported out of New London County. Governor Lamont today signed his ninth executive order pursuant to his emergency declaration, taking further actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in…

WETHERSFIELD, CT – The Department of Motor Vehicles – acting on the recent Declaration signed by Governor Ned Lamont – has added vehicle registrations, emissions testing and other items to the extension period for Connecticut residents with expiring credentials. Eligible DMV credentials that expire between March 10, 2020 and June 8, 2020 are automatically covered…

CT Gov: 63 new cases in state, presidential primary moved to June 2, other news

KEY POINTS: Since yesterday’s update, an additional 63 Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the state wide total to 159. This includes the first cases to be reported out of Tolland and Windham Counties. There are three fatalities in Connecticut due to complications from COVID-19. Governor Lamont today signed his eighth executive order pursuant to…

Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling Orders Norwalk Salons, Barber Shops, Massage Spas and more to close by 8 p.m. March 19, 2020

Norwalk, CT – On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling ordered hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, massage spas, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, body care and body art shops to close by 8 p.m. Mayor Rilling issued the order under the powers of a Civil Preparedness Declaration he signed five days earlier. The…