Category: Business

Lamont announces members of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced the members who will serve on the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group – the panel of local health, business, workforce, and education experts organized by AdvanceCT that will consult with his administration and legislative leadership on the reopening of Connecticut’s economy and education system as the nation emerges…

Webster Donates $100,000 to United Way to Aid COVID-19 Response Funds

Emergency relief funds will help meet basic needs WATERBURY, Conn., April 15, 2020 – Webster Bank announced today a $100,000 donation to United Way COVID-19 Response Funds as part of its commitment to support its local communities. The Funds assist agencies and families which are facing financial challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will…

Eversource : Company Crews Working to Restore Power After Fierce Rain and Wind Storm Amid Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

BERLINE, CT – versource crews are working non-stop restoring power after Monday’s fierce wind storm, while complying with the energy company’s stringent COVID-19 pandemic protocols to safeguard the health and well-being of employees and customers. The storm’s drenching rain and powerful winds caused extensive damage throughout Connecticut. As of 4 p.m., approximately 40,000 Eversource customers…

Lamont: MA joins CT, NY, NJ RI, PA, and DE’s multi-state council to get people back to work and restore the economy

HARTFORD, CT – Recognizing that their states have one integrated regional economy, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Delaware Governor John Carney today announced Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker is joining the multi-state council to restore the economy…

Lamont creates group of health and business experts to advise on reopening of Connecticut

HARTFORD, CT – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the nonprofit organization AdvanceCT plans to form a panel of experts from within the state’s medical and business community that will consult with and advise his administration with respect to reopening Connecticut’s economy as the nation emerges from the unprecedented public health emergency caused by COVID-19.…

CT DOL: Agency processed 90,000 of the over 250,000 unemployment claims filed in past three weeks

According to Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby, the agency has processed more than 90,000 of the over 250,000 unemployment claims filed in less than three weeks by residents affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The number of claims recently received far exceeds the amount the agency typically receives in one year. The numbers in…

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…