COVID-19 Connecticut Capitol Update

May 11, 2020

  • The Governor established an online web portal of resources for businesses, consumers, and others during this public health crisis. Visit www.ct.gov/coronavirus for more information.
  • For a comprehensive overview of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) assembled by the Governor’s Office, please click here.
  • O’Neill and Associates has created a useful resource page to navigate the Small Business Administration (SBA) financial assistance programs, which can be found here.
  • As of May 10, 2020, 33,554 laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported. The virus has appeared in all 8 counties, 1,242 patients are hospitalized (down 59 patients statewide), and 2,967 residents have passed away. 130,192 tests have been conducted so far.
    • Hospitalizations in Connecticut have been steadily declining for 18 days, with only a 1 day outlier increase in the middle of that dataset.
    • A full breakdown of those cases can be found here.
  • The State Capitol complex will remain closed until further notice.
    • No date has been set to hold a special session at this time, though legislative leaders have indicated they would like to return sometime in June.
  • Governor Lamont has issued a total of 38 executive orders since March 12, 2020.
    • Several orders have also been issued by the Departments of Public Health, Consumer Protection, Insurance, Health Strategy, Motor Vehicles, Revenue Services, Housing, Transportation, the Public Utilities Regulatory Authority, and other agencies—which can also be found here.
  • The Governor did not issue a new Executive Order last night.
  • The Governor did not hold a media briefing yesterday.
  • Until further notice, all residents are required to wear, at least, a cloth face covering or mask when in public spaces if social distancing is not possible.
  • The Department of Economic and Community Development released guidance over the weekend applicable to the certain businesses what will be allowed to open on May 20th if they follow specific guidelines.
  • Today, Governor Lamont is holding an education roundtable discussion with members of his Reopen Advisory Group regarding the impact of COVID-19 on the state’s education system and its ability to reopen. The briefing will stream live on CT-N at 11am.
  • The Governor announced yesterday that, working with the state’s nonprofit partners, they are working to expand volunteer efforts for the COVID-19 response.
    • Anyone who is interested in volunteering to help their communities in their effort ca sign up by visiting ct.gov/coronavirus and clicking the “Volunteers” link.
  • State Lawmakers, including Rep. Michelle Cook, continue to call for investigations into nursing homes handling of the COVID-19 crisis after her father in law died of complications due to the outbreak.

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