Category: Business

AG Tong calls on Amazon and Whole Foods to increase paid leave to employees during COVID-19 emergency

Hartford, CT – Attorney General William Tong today called on Amazon and Whole Foods to increase paid sick and family leave provided to their employees during the COVID-19 public health emergency. Attorney General Tong joined 15 attorneys general in sending a letter asking the companies to provide increased paid sick and family leave in line…

Connecticu governor release guidance to businesses on ‘stay safe, stay home’ order

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today released guidance intended to help the state’s business and nonprofit community better understand the “Stay Safe, Stay Home” executive order he recently signed directing all non-essential businesses and not-for-profit entities in Connecticut to prohibit all in-person functions effective Monday, March 23, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. as part of…

Lamont: Total cases in CT now 194, stops non-essential in-person functions starting 8 p.m. on Monday

KEY POINTS: Since yesterday’s update, an additional 35 Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the statewide total to 194. This includes the first case to be reported out of New London County. Governor Lamont today signed his ninth executive order pursuant to his emergency declaration, taking further actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in…

WETHERSFIELD, CT – The Department of Motor Vehicles – acting on the recent Declaration signed by Governor Ned Lamont – has added vehicle registrations, emissions testing and other items to the extension period for Connecticut residents with expiring credentials. Eligible DMV credentials that expire between March 10, 2020 and June 8, 2020 are automatically covered…

CT Gov: 63 new cases in state, presidential primary moved to June 2, other news

KEY POINTS: Since yesterday’s update, an additional 63 Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the state wide total to 159. This includes the first cases to be reported out of Tolland and Windham Counties. There are three fatalities in Connecticut due to complications from COVID-19. Governor Lamont today signed his eighth executive order pursuant to…

Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling Orders Norwalk Salons, Barber Shops, Massage Spas and more to close by 8 p.m. March 19, 2020

Norwalk, CT – On Thursday, March 19, 2020, Norwalk Mayor Harry W. Rilling ordered hair salons, nail salons, barbershops, massage spas, tattoo parlors, tanning salons, body care and body art shops to close by 8 p.m. Mayor Rilling issued the order under the powers of a Civil Preparedness Declaration he signed five days earlier. The…

CT gov: first coronavirus-related death in state reported; malls closed

KEY POINTS: Since yesterday, an additional 28 Connecticut residents tested positive, bringing the total positive cases reported in the state to 96. Governor Lamont today signed another executive order taking actions to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, this one: Closes large indoor malls and places of amusement (but not parks and open space areas) effective…

WATERBURY, CT – Webster Bank today announced it is donating $100,000 to all Feeding America partners across our footprint to help provide meals to those most in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. This donation will assist these partners in maintaining and increasing food distribution in the coming weeks. The Feeding America partners receiving funds are:…