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Lamont’s chief of staff Paul Mounds looks ahead to post-Covid era...

"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.”

Covid-19 update: 100 towns in ‘red alert’; state launches exposure notification...

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...

Connecticut, New York seeing Covid-19 spikes

Westchester County Executive George Latimer said that as of Oct. 12 there were 868 active cases in the county, a jump of 200 cases in one week and 300 net cases in two weeks.

Boston Consulting Group rehired at $2M to conduct cost-saving study for...

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.

Phase 3 of reopening CT set for Oct. 8; More capacity...

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.”

State COO Geballe optimistic about state’s future, but CBIA survey indicates...

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).

CT launches system designed to simplify tax-filing process

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.”

Fauci meets the CT press: State ‘is in a good place’

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."

CT launches website to streamline entrepreneurs start and manage their businesses

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.

Gov. Lamont: Phase 3 of reopening on pause ‘for foreseeable future’

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.

Nursing homes face scrutiny over handling of COVID-19

As of June 10, Connecticut’s nursing homes had recorded 8,669 confirmed COVID cases and 2,106 deaths.

CT relaxing some social restrictions; private gatherings can now be up...

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.

George Floyd case overshadows Lamont briefing; COVID-19 deaths nearing 4,000 in...

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."

CT casinos move start of reopening process up; Lamont issues guidance...

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.

Exclusive: Leadership in a time of crisis: Gov. Ned Lamont

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....