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Public Health & Safety Update: Phase Three Reopening Delayed

Posted on July 9, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Below are a few updates from the governor and state departments: Governor Lamont delays “Phase Three” reopening plans; Fall School Reopen Plan webinar to be held tomorrow; more states added to travel advisory; state expands contact tracing efforts; and the Paycheck Protection Program has been extended.

As a reminder, many tax filing deadlines are next week on Wednesday, July 15.

Lastly, Connecticut has reported its first day of zero COVID-19-related fatalities in months.

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Public Health & Safety Update: Taxes, Schools, and More

Posted on July 1, 2020 by admin


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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Below are a few updates from the governor and state departments: the plastic bag tax will recommence today (July 1); extended tax filing deadlines (July 15); fall school reopen plan; extended unemployment benefits; the Youth Employment Program; and assistance program for renters, landlords, and homeowners.

Return of the Plastic Bag Tax

Today, July 1, Connecticut will resume collection of the $0.10 tax on single use plastic bags. This tax was temporarily lifted in March.

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“Hartford Current”: Extraordinary Times, Extraordinary Opportunities

Posted on June 30, 2020 by admin


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We live in extraordinary times. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, our lives came to a standstill with shelter-in-place orders on March 14. Following this public health and economic crisis came the national debate on racial disparities and police accountability. Every one of us has been directly impacted. It’s a time to feel sobered and be reflective. So, how do we move forward?

Issues and opportunities looking forward

— Public health. Responses from our departments of labor and public health

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