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COVID-19 Update – June 1

Posted on June 1, 2020 by hbrooks


Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Release Plan for Fall Semester Reopening

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) has announced that it plans to reopen its 16 campuses this fall. This means that the four universities can start bringing residential and commuter students to their campuses on Monday, August 24 and that the 12 community colleges can begin offering in-person courses beginning June 1 for certain students. All classroom content in the system will be delivered in

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COVID-19 Update – May 29

Posted on May 29, 2020 by hbrooks


Gov. Lamont Releases “Roadmap for Reopening Connecticut”

In a press update earlier this week, Governor Lamont released a “Roadmap for Reopening Connecticut” document with details on Phases 2 & 3 of the state’s reopening strategy, as well as a progress report on the state’s reopening criteria (e.g. testing capacity, Personal Protective Equipment availability, etc.).

To access the document, please click here.

Barbershops and Hair Salons to Reopen on June 1

After delaying the initial reopening date,

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Honoring the Fallen this Memorial Day

Posted on May 23, 2020 by hbrooks


Each May, Monroe and Newtown come together to honor the heroic sacrifice of the men and women in uniform who died in service to our nation. We celebrate their lives with ceremonies, parades, and gatherings in observance of our shared belief in freedom and democracy for all. It is a solemn yet hopeful display of patriotism in our perpetual quest for a better and brighter future.

This year, amid a new challenge we face together, we will not commemorate this national holiday with due pomp and circumstance;

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COVID-19 Update – May 22

Posted on May 22, 2020 by hbrooks


Emergency Unemployment Letters Mailed to Potential Claimants

The Department of Labor (DOL) announced yesterday that it will begin mailing instruction letters today to approximately 77,000 individuals who have been identified as potentially eligible to apply for 13 weeks of emergency extended unemployment benefits. This Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) is a federal program that extends the 26 weeks of regular state unemployment insurance (UI) to 39 weeks.

Approximately 65,000 letters

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COVID-19 Update – Phases 2 and 3 Reopening Plans

Posted on May 21, 2020 by hbrooks


I hope you are safe and healthy. I am writing with an update on the state’s phased reopening plan and a notice from the Dept. of Transportation of plans for traffic signal revisions in Monroe.

Gov. Lamont Releases New Details of State’s Phased Reopening Plan

At his daily press conference yesterday, Governor Lamont released new details of the state’s phased reopening plan that extends through the summer. The plan proceeds in three phases: Phase 1, which took effect yesterday; Phase 2, which will take

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