Posted on May 22, 2020 by admin
Next Steps for Reopening
May 20th marked the start of Phase One of the state’s efforts to re-open with restaurants, retailers, small businesses, museums and zoos reopening in the safest ways possible. During this phase businesses will have to comply with sector rules and undergo a self-certification process. Detailed guidelines for businesses and customers are available online at the Department of Economic and Community Development.
Governor Lamont announced that hair salons and barbershops, initially…
Posted on May 15, 2020 by admin
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
As the May 20th date for “Phase One” re-opening approaches, the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has published industry-specific guidelines for eligible businesses. These guides outline best practices for keeping workers and customers safe. The ultimate decision to open will rest with the owners and/or management of these businesses and organizations.
Download Guides by Sector:
Posted on May 8, 2020 by admin
On April 30th, the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) announced that the self-employed could apply for federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) benefits. At that time, only the first step of the process was available for claimants and the system for the second step was not fully set up to handle those claims.
The site has been updated and the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation “red button” is posted and active on their site.
Self-employed individuals must follow a two-step application…
Posted on May 7, 2020 by admin
School Closures Continued for Remainder of the Academic Year
Yesterday, Governor Lamont announced an executive order that in-person classes at K-12 public schools will remain cancelled for the 2019-2020 academic year. Distance learning and school meals programs will continue. The administration is currently consulting with state and local education officials regarding whether summer school programming should commence as scheduled. Guidance is anticipated toward the end of this month.
Posted on May 6, 2020 by admin
Governor Lamont launched the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group to help guide him on how to reopen our state. The panel’s membership is comprised of medical professionals, some industry leaders, and state-level officials. We want to make sure the ideas of Connecticut residents are contemplated in that process, and you can help us by submitting your thoughts below.
Posted on April 30, 2020 by admin
Update from the Department of Labor (DOL)
Today DOL announced that they will begin accepting applications for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA), which will provide assistance for self-employed applicants. Earlier this week, the department announced that they have begun processing the extra $600 payments as part of the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (PUC) program. The payments will be made retroactive to March 29th.