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Capitol Update 5.6.2020

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.

Executive Order 7 II

Masks for Small Businesses

The Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) announced that they will help distribute face masks to businesses with 50 employees or less that are considered essential businesses per recent executive orders.

Online Job Training for Unemployment Claimants

On Monday, Governor Lamont announced the statewide launch of a program that will make free online learning licenses available to recipients of unemployment insurance, including those who have been impacted by the economic fallout of the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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Share Your Views on Re-Opening

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.

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