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Update Regarding COVID-19 – April 3rd

Posted on April 4, 2020 by Admin


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I want to begin by thanking everyone who has reached out with questions or concerns during this time. The past few weeks have been difficult, but by working together and staying optimistic, we will persevere.

It is times like these that a friendly call to an old friend or family member could change your whole day. Although we must continue to be physically apart does not mean we have to feel isolated.

My office will continue to send updates and information from federal, state and local officials. Information regarding the following updates can be found at the end of this email.

  • Some Closures of public places by the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.
  • Access Health CT extending new special enrollment period for the uninsured.
  • A call for volunteers looking to help in efforts regarding COVID-19 by Governor Lamont.
  • Payroll Protection Program and list of documents needed to apply.

The House Republican Office has put together an informational page on our website that provides resources and answers to frequently asked questions. The website can be viewed here.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions or let me know of concerns you may have.

I hope you have a safe but enjoyable weekend.

 

Department of Energy and Environmental Protection regarding precautionary closures of some public spaces.

Connecticut is announcing stricter measures to support safe, solitary enjoyment of outdoor spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Most CT Parks will remain open, but please visit DEEPs website here to see of any closures and the precautionary steps encouraged while visiting

On Tuesday, Governor Ned Lamont issued Executive Order No. 7R authorizing the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) to prohibit walk-in visitors at State Parks in an effort to maintain social distancing in parks and outdoor spaces. Concurrently, DEEP is announcing plans to limit parking capacity at certain parks to manage visitor levels.

Please read the full statement by DEEP here.

 

 

Access Health CT Extends New Special Enrollment Period For the Uninsured

The new deadline for uninsured Connecticut residents to enroll in health insurance plans through Access Health CT is extended until Friday, April 17, 2020

  • The Access Health CT New Special Enrollment Period has been extended through Friday, April 17, 2020 for uninsured Connecticut residents to enroll in a health insurance plan.
  • The only way to sign up for this New Special Enrollment Period is by calling 1-855-365-2428.
  • Individuals who experience a Qualifying Life Event, such as loss of coverage due to job change or job loss, can ALWAYS enroll online and all help is free.
  • Customers that are recently unemployed and lost health insurance due to job loss, need to verify information or have questions about IRS 1095 tax forms, can visit AccessHealthCT.com for faster service.

 Learn more about the new special enrollment period here.

Governor Lamont Urges Volunteers From the General Public to Participate in Connecticut’s COVID-19 Response Efforts

Governor Ned Lamont and a large number of state officials and nonprofit providers are urging Connecticut residents to consider taking on a volunteer role in their communities to help respond to the COVID-19 crisis.

While the state already began a campaign seeking out volunteers who have health care experience, today the state is launching a campaign seeking volunteers from the general public who are needed for other services at many different types of providers, such as food banks, deliveries to the elderly, shelters, and more.

Information regarding ways to volunteer can be found here

Payroll Protection Program application and list of documents needed

What is needed to Apply?

  • Completed Paycheck Protection Program Loan Application.
  • Most recent Business Tax Return.
  • If most recent tax return is 2018, management prepared Profit & Loss Statement and Balance Sheet for 2019.
  • Documentation from your payroll provider/software that verifies the number of full-time equivalent employees on payroll.
  • Documentation from your payroll provider/software that verifies the dollar amounts of payroll costs.
  • 2019 Full year of payroll records as well as YTD payroll records are required.
  • If a seasonal business, February through June 2019.
  • If a new business in 2020, January through February 2020.
  • Documentation from covered mortgage interest payments for the eight weeks after getting this loan.
  • Documentation from covered rent payment for the eight weeks after getting this loan.
  • Documentation from covered utilities for the eight weeks after getting this loan.
  • You must affirm that the tax documents submitted are identical to those you submitted to the IRS.

More information for the Payroll Protection Program can be found here