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Important Information Regarding COVID-19 – April 10th

Posted on April 11, 2020 by Admin


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As we continue to navigate and manage the effects of Coronavirus in our state, I thought the update below, of the Governor’s most recent Executive Orders would be helpful to you.

As information is changing rapidly, our caucus website is updated regularly with announcements which can be visited here. This website is easy to navigate and contains clear and concise information on programs and services that the state and federal government have made available to business and individuals.

With the news that all schools in Connecticut will be closed until May 20th, I want to express my heartfelt thanks to our parents, teachers and administrators in Norwalk and Darien who’ve gone above and beyond the call of duty to keep students engaged during this challenging time.

These are critical days for all of us to work together in managing the contagiousness of the coronavirus. Please remember — caution and respect for others now — will save lives. Stay home, stay safe and be well.

Please let me know at any point your thoughts and questions.

Items of note in Executive Order 7X: April 9th, 2020

Section 2 – All schools are cancelled until May 20th. 

Section 3 – In addition to the closure of schools, the closure has been extended to other previously declared non-essential businesses until May 20th including:

  • Restaurant, bar, and private club operations. Current take-out/delivery operations may continue.
  • Closing on-site operations at off-track betting facilities.
  • Closing operations at gyms, sports, fitness, and recreation facilities and movie theaters.
  • Closing large shopping malls.
  • Closing places of public amusement.

Section 1 – For residential renters – *this is NOT rent forgiveness*

  • Landlords may not issue a notice to quit (notice to vacate the unit) before July 1, 2020.
  • Landlords must grant an automatic 60 day grace period for payment of April rent.
  • Landlords must grant a 60 day grace period for payment of May rent *UPON WRITTEN REQUEST FROM TENANT* noting non-payment reason is COVID-19 related.

Nothing in this order shall relieve a tenant of liability for unpaid rent or of the obligation to comply with other terms of a rental agreement.

Additionally, nothing in this order shall relieve a landlord of the obligation to comply with a rental agreement.

 

Link to full text of Executive Order 7X can be viewed here.