HARTFORD, CT – As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020:
Data updates on testing in Connecticut
Since yesterday’s update, an additional 608 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in Connecticut, bringing the statewide total to 13,989. To date, more than 45,841 patients have been tested in Connecticut. Approximately 1,779 patients have been hospitalized. The total statewide total number of COVID-19 associated fatalities is 671. It should be noted that the day-to-day changes reflect newly reported cases, deaths, and tests that occurred over the last several days to week.
A county-by-county breakdown includes:
|County||Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Cases||Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19 Hospitalizations||Laboratory-Confirmed COVID-19-Associated Deaths|
|New Haven County||3,543||572||151|
|New London County||227||17||7|
|Pending address validation||533||0||4|
For several additional graphs and tables containing more data, including a list of cases in every municipality, visit ct.gov/coronavirus.
Governor Lamont signs 27th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19
Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 27th since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus. Executive Order No. 7Z enacts the following provisions:
- Modification of state contracting statutes to facilitate the emergency procurement of essential goods: Temporarily waives certain requirements related to state contracts in order to expedite the procurement of essential goods and services, including personal protective equipment (PPE), that are needed urgently to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- In-person attendance requirement suspended for assessment appeals: Allows property owners or their attorney or agent to appear before a board of assessment appeals using remote technology instead of in person.
- Suspension of requirements for security officer license: Authorizes the commissioner of the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection to waive licensing requirements to temporarily allow security services or businesses to employ security officers who are not licensed in Connecticut but are licensed in another state, to address a shortage of available security officers. This applies only to unarmed security officers.
|**Download: Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7Z|
State partners with CBIA and CONNSTEP to help Connecticut manufacturers retool operations to meet medical supply needs during pandemic
The State of Connecticut is partnering with the Connecticut Business and Industry Association (CBIA) and its affiliate CONNSTEP in an effort that will facilitate collaboration between the state’s manufacturers that are retooling their operations to make critically needed medical equipment and supplies, and the health care institutions that are experiencing specific shortages. The effort is focused on using manufacturers as non-traditional sources to meet needs that currently can’t be met in the market, which has become overwhelmed as global demand has dramatically increased.
Through the creation of a new website by CONNSTEP – www.ctcovidresponse.org – manufacturers will be able to obtain information on the current supply needs in Connecticut, make connections with suppliers, and ultimately provide the products to health care institutions. The Connecticut Department of Administrative Services has a purchasing team that is generating and following sourcing leads for traditional manufacturers, distributors, and other sources.
The initiative is a collaborative project between CONNSTEP, CBIA, the Connecticut Department of Administrative Services, the state’s Chief Manufacturing Officer, the Connecticut Hospital Association, and others.
Department of Revenue Services extends filing and payment deadlines for certain state tax returns
To provide relief to Connecticut taxpayers during the COVID-19 outbreak, the Connecticut Department of Revenue Services is extending the filing and payment deadlines of certain returns until July 15, 2020. These extensions align Connecticut tax filing and payment dates with filing and payment extensions recently announced by the Internal Revenue Service.
“In general, Connecticut tax filings are based on submission of the corresponding federal return,” Acting Revenue Services Commissioner John Biello said. “The filing and payment extensions announced by DRS today keep Connecticut in line with recent federal updates and, in these difficult circumstances, offer taxpayers and tax professionals clarity and more time to prepare their returns.”
The following Connecticut returns have been extended until July 15, 2020:
|Type of Tax Return||Form|
|Individual Income Tax Return & Payment||Form CT-1040, CT-1040-NR/PY|
|Individual Income Tax Estimates||Form CT-1040ES (for 1st and 2nd quarter payments)|
|Trust & Estate Tax Return & Payment||Form CT-1041 (for returns due between April 1, 2020, and July 15, 2020)|
|Trust & Estate Tax Return Estimates||Form CT-1041ES (for any estimated payments due between April 1, 2020, and July 15, 2020)|
|Pass-through Entity Return & Payment||Form CT-1065/1120SI (for returns due between March 15, 2020, and July 15, 2020)|
|Pass-through Entity Tax Estimated Payments||Form CT-1065/1120SI ES (for any estimated payments due between March 15, 2020, and July 15, 2020)|
|Corporation Tax Return & Payment||Form CT-1120, CT-1120CU (for returns due between March 15, 2020, and July 15, 2020)|
|Corporation Tax Estimated Payments||Form CT-1120ES (for any estimated payments due between March 15, 2020, and July 15, 2020)|
|Estate Tax Return & Payment||Form CT-706/709 (for returns due between April 1, 2020, and July 15, 2020)|
|Gift Tax Return & Payment||Form CT-706/709 (for returns due between April 1, 2020, and July 15, 2020)|
|Unrelated Business Income Tax Return & Payment||Form CT-990T (for returns due between March 15, 2020, and July 15, 2020)|
|Unrelated Business Income Tax Estimated Payments||Form CT-990T ES (for any estimated payments due between March 15, 2020, and July 15, 2020)|
For more information, read the press release issued today by the Department of Revenue Services.
Governor Lamont encourages residents to sign up for the state’s CTAlert notification system
Governor Lamont is encouraging Connecticut residents to sign up for CTAlert, the state’s emergency alert system, which provides text message notifications to users. To subscribe, text the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.
Providing information to Connecticut residents
For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, including an FAQ and other guidance and resources, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus.
Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can also call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance and TDD/TTY access. It intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider.