Posted on May 19, 2020 by hbrooks
State Prepares for First Phase of Business Reopenings on May 20
Beginning tomorrow, May 20, some businesses will be allowed to open, including restaurants with outdoor seating, offices, outdoor museums and zoos, and retail shops and malls.
Note that barbershops and hair salons, which were previously allowed to open, are no longer part of this Phase 1 reopening plan. This decision was made by the governor yesterday. While I do believe public safety should be the state’s priority, it is unfortunate that the governor’s announcement to keep barbershops and hair salons closed came so close to the date they were scheduled to reopen.
DECD Launches Resource Page for Small Businesses
The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) has launched a resource page for small businesses preparing to reopen. This page is your “one-stop shop” for guidelines, best hygiene practices, and other reopening resources.
Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness Application is Now Available
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 mortgage rent, and utilities.
Governor Lamont Signs Executive Order 7PP
Governor Lamont yesterday issued his latest emergency executive order. Here are some highlights:
The provisions in this order can be modified at any time.