Coronavirus Business Recovery Resources & Info


Business Reopening Guidance


General:

07/29/2020: Reopen Connecticut: Updated Industry Rules Now Available

While we have paused on the Phase 3 reopening of the state to protect the health of all of our residents, we have made some updates to our industry-specific rules after consulting with industry leaders and public health officials.  These updates provide more specific guidance, as well as new recommendations for a broad range of sectors.  These and other sector-specific updates go into effect immediately. Businesses and non-profits that have already completed the self-certification process as part of Phases 1 or 2 do not need to re-register, but must comply with any new rules for their sector.

Amusement Parks:  

Hotels / Lodging:   

  • 07/29/20 Hotels are now permitted to provide non-essential services and amenities (e.g., valets, ice machines).
  • June 17 Sector Rules and Certification for Reopen: english / espanol 

Restaurants:   

Indoor recreation (e.g., bowling, movie theaters, etc.):  

Libraries:  

  • 07/29/20 Changes impacting OfficesPersonal ServicesHair Salons & BarbershopsRetailLibraries, etc:

    • Non-essential businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask. 
    • In the event an employee tests positive for COVID-19, it is recommended the business implement a 24-hour passive decontamination and follow CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting. 
    • For bathrooms, the posting of signage encouraging reduced capacity and reminding individuals to wash their hands and wear masks is suggested.
  • June 17 Sector Rules and Certification for Reopen: english / espanol 

Museums, zoos, and aquariums:  

Offices:

  • 07/29/20 Changes impacting Offices, Personal Services, Hair Salons & Barbershops, Retail, Libraries, etc:
    • Non-essential businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask. 
    • In the event an employee tests positive for COVID-19, it is recommended the business implement a 24-hour passive decontamination and follow CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting. 
    • For bathrooms, the posting of signage encouraging reduced capacity and reminding individuals to wash their hands and wear masks is suggested.
  • May 20, 2020 Reopening Rules/Guidance (Link)

Outdoor events:  

Personal services (e.g., nail salons, tattoo parlors, etc.):  

  • 07/29/20 Changes impacting Offices, Personal Services, Hair Salons & Barbershops, Retail, Libraries, etc:

    • Non-essential businesses have the right to refuse service to anyone not wearing a mask. 
    • In the event an employee tests positive for COVID-19, it is recommended the business implement a 24-hour passive decontamination and follow CDC guidelines for cleaning and disinfecting. 
    • For bathrooms, the posting of signage encouraging reduced capacity and reminding individuals to wash their hands and wear masks is suggested.
  • June 17 Sector Rules and Certification for Reopen: english / espanol 

Retail & Malls:

Sports and fitness facilities (e.g., gyms, fitness centers, pools, etc.):  

  • 7/29/20 New rules for Indoor Recreation and expanded guidance for Outdoor Events.
  • June 17 Sector Rules and Certification for Reopen: english / espanol
    Social Clubs to follow all rules applicable to their operation (e.g. Restaurant, Pool)

PPE Resources

Financial Resources for Business Recovery

  • Main Street Lending Program for small and mid size businesses with loans from $250,000-$500,000
  • The Connecticut Office of the Arts (COA) is accepting applications for its CARES Act Emergency Relief Grants. These grants are for Connecticut non-profit arts organizations that have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Funds may be used for:
    • Salary support, full or partial, for positions that are critical to an organization’s mission
    • Fees for artists and/or contractual personnel to maintain or expand the period during which such persons would be engaged
    • Facility / occupancy costs, such as rent and utilities
    • Costs directly associated with an organization’s ability to continue operations now and in the future

Due to limited funds and anticipated high volume of applications, grantees will be randomly selected from the pool of eligible applicants with attention to geographic distribution.  Click here for details and to apply

Free Technical Assistance Resources

Employee Resources


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