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"People are thinking differently about the state," Mounds said, "not just from a professional standpoint but from a family values and family health standpoint as well.”
With 100 Connecticut municipalities now classified “red alert,” and the state’s positivity rate standing at 4.8% as Covid-19’s second wave continues to gain steam, Gov. Ned...
The study is designed to evaluate workforce efficiency and organizational design that will prepare Connecticut for a significant number of anticipated retirements among state employees by 2022.
The usual mitigating practices (masks, social distancing) will still apply in all circumstances. “Obviously we’re dialing up the risk a little bit,” Gov. Ned Lamont said. “This is no time for us to lose our discipline.”
According to the new CBIA survey, 47% of businesses expect to see a profit this year – down considerably from 77% last year – with 28% forecasting a loss (versus 11% in 2019) and 25% hoping to break even (versus 13% last year).
According to Connecticut’s Chief Operating Officer Josh Geballe, the goal of the initiative “is to ensure businesses, consumers, and residents spend less time talking to us and trying to figure out what they need to do, and more time with their families, building their business, and enjoying our state.”
Nevertheless, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases warned, "You need to be very flexible" as the COVID-19 situation evolves. "This is a very serious situation that our country is facing. We've gotten hit quite badly."
Now live, the portal -- business.ct.gov – will allow users to communicate with several state agencies in one seamless interaction, allowing them to get their work done more quickly.
Asked if bars that do not serve food could move operations outside, as restaurants have done, the governor said no, as social distancing measures would be difficult to maintain.
As of June 10, Connecticut’s nursing homes had recorded 8,669 confirmed COVID cases and 2,106 deaths.
Gov. Ned Lamont acknowledged that any coronavirus flare-ups and/or an increase in hospitalizations could negatively affect the situation. "Plan accordingly, knowing there's a fair amount of risk," he said.
Asked if he felt the Trump administration was trying to politicize the incident, Gov. Ned Lamont responded: "God, I hope not. I can't think of anything more cynical than that. Broadly speaking, militarization of this situation is not the right thing to do."
The state’s two casinos will not be reopening on June 1, as Gov. Ned Lamont has hoped. Instead, they will begin to reopen May 30.
This is a limited series of Q&As by Fairfield County Business Journal Bureau Chief Kevin Zimmerman with leaders in various business sectors and industries....