Posted on May 21, 2020 by admin
Phase One of the governor’s reopening plan begins today. This applies to offices, retail and malls, outdoor-only seating for restaurants, and the outdoor sections of zoos and museums.
This week, the governor also issued Executive Order 7PP, which repeals some of the previous executive orders restricting certain business operations. Specifically, the order extends restrictions on large gatherings, indoor gyms, and movie theaters until June 20. The order also states that summer schools may not begin until at least July 6, and day camps are not permitted to open until June 22 at the earliest. Overnight and resident camp operations will not be allowed to operate for the duration of the public health emergency.
As a reminder, hair salons and barbershops, which were originally included under the Phase One reopening, will now be allowed to reopen on June 1. This decision was made by the governor to align the reopening of Connecticut hair salons and barbershops with Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Please note: Businesses eligible to participate in the Phase One reopening must complete the self-certification form.
Here are some useful resources for you and your business as we begin the process of reopening Connecticut:
The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has published the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan forgiveness application. Please note that all borrowers applying for forgiveness should submit this application directly to their lenders.
As a reminder, borrowers are eligible for full loan forgiveness if the funds are used for payroll costs, interest on a mortgage, rent, and utilities.
PPP Loan Forgiveness Application: Click Here
CARES Act Emergency Relief Grants are available to help these important cultural organizations during the pandemic. Eligible non-profit arts organizations can apply for these one-time grants, which range from $1,500 to $3,000. The application deadline is Wednesday, June 3, 2020.
Click here to learn more and apply.
These are the best resources available from the local, state, federal, and global level. They are updated regularly and contain important information to help keep you and your families safe.
World Health Organization: Click Here
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC): Click Here
State of Connecticut Web Portal: Click Here
Town of Greenwich: Click Here
Sign up for updates from First Selectman Camillo: Click Here
City of Stamford: Click Here
Sign up for Updates from Mayor Martin’s Office: Click Here
City of Stamford Business Info Page for COVID-19: Click Here
Stamford Health COVID-19 Hotline: (203) 276-4111
This information is current as of noon on 5/20/2020.
Click here to read more.
As always, never hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns about the state and local response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), or any state government matter. I am more than happy to speak with you directly, provide more information if possible, and to serve as a resource for you and your family.
State Representative Livvy Floren
149th General Assembly District
Greenwich & Stamford