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PPP Flexibility Act provides further opportunity for business owners, though some...

“We’ll see how it plays out,” says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch.

Lamont launches program to reimburse municipalities for pandemic-related costs

To date, municipalities have reported nearly $40 million in direct costs.

CT Small Business Development Center steps up its game to help...

“You have to be so flexible, accommodating your customers and your employees,” says Don Droppo Jr., owner, president and CEO of Curtis Packaging in Sandy Hook. “This is unprecedented for all of us, and you can either run from it or you can see it as an opportunity.”

Fairfield County nears 1,200 COVID-19 deaths; DOL receives fed grant to...

The state of Connecticut has now conducted over 200,000 COVID-19 tests, with nearly 40,000 positive results and over 3,600 deaths.

Unemployment grows to 39 million as billionaires’ net worth increases $434B

While the U.S. Department of Labor was today reporting 2,438,000 new unemployment insurance claims during the week ending May 16, bringing the nine-week total...

SBA and U.S. Treasury post Paycheck Protection Program loan forgiveness application

The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S Department of the Treasury today posted the loan forgiveness application for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).  The...

Group of CT Senate Dems question May 20 reopening; Lamont stays...

A group of 11 State Senate Democrats has sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont questioning the prudence of starting to reopen some state businesses on May 20 – concerns that the governor tried to assuage during today’s briefing.

Westchester, Rockland hospitals to receive $265.7M in funds for COVID-19 fight

Eight hospitals in Westchester and Rockland will be sharing $265.7 million in federal funds from a pool of $5.026 billion that had been previously...

Some $110 billion in PPP loans still available to small businesses

Created out by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the program allows small businesses and nonprofits to apply for low-interest private loans to pay for their payroll and certain other costs, and are forgivable if certain conditions are met.

Local public housing authorities receive HUD funds for COVID-19 relief efforts

The funds can also be used to cover the salaries of PHA staff unable to work because of current public health restrictions.

Plan unveiled to reopen CT restaurants, retail, offices on May 20...

After some back-and-forth over the past few weeks as to whether when some shuttered Connecticut businesses could start to reopen, Gov. Ned Lamont today affirmed that a number of sectors -- including restaurants, retailers, and hair salons -- will begin to open on May 20.

COVID-19 LATEST: Momentum building for possible reopening of some CT businesses...

The loosening of social distancing efforts and a concurrent reopening of some businesses could begin in June, according to one of the co-chairs of the Reopen Connecticut Advisory Board.

COVID-19 LATEST: Numbers soar due to new CDC math; Lamont unmoved...

A change in the criteria used by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to count COVID-19 cases has resulted in Connecticut’s numbers of positive test results and deaths rising dramatically, Gov. Ned Lamont announced today. As a result, the number of COVID-positive cases rose by 1,853 to 19,815, while deaths increased by 204 to 1,331.

COVID-19 LATEST: CT hospitalizations down for 2nd day; State death toll...

For the second straight day, the number of people hospitalized both in Connecticut and in Fairfield County due to complications caused by COVID-19 decreased, Gov. Ned Lamont announced today.

COVID-19 LATEST: State passes 1,000 deaths; DECD small business loans could...

Connecticut marked another grim COVID-19 milestone today, adding another 65 deaths to bring the total to 1,036. Fairfield County recorded 19 fatalities to bring...