Roadmap for Reopening Connecticut from Governor Lamont
Governor Lamont has released his Reopen Connecticut Report, which contains recommendations from the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Group – the panel of local health, business, workforce, and education experts who provided his administration and legislative leadership with recommendations on the reopening of the state's economy and education system as the nation emerges from the unprecedented public health emergency caused by COVID-19.
View the roadmap here.
Paycheck Protection Program Update
PPP recipients must file an application with the Small Business Administration (SBA) if they want to seek loan forgiveness. If you have a PPP loan, get the form and instructions HERE. Meanwhile, the PPP remains open to businesses that haven’t yet applied for a loan and want one. Interested businesses can find a list of where to apply HERE.
According to the Governor’s new reopening guidelines, employers are required to take steps to provide a safe operating environment for employees and customers. Employers will have to train their employees on safety procedures and be sure to update training on a regular basis. This training must go beyond providing written or verbal instruction – employees must do hands-on training before going back to work.
Training will vary by industry. Essential worker businesses have more direct exposure to potential contagion, so precautions and preparation are more extensive. Lesser exposed businesses can do less involved training but will still need to understand the requirements for their business type and be vigilant about updating training procedures.
View the full guide HERE.