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First County Bank, which typically approves about $140 million in loans per year, processed 1,144 loans for about $125 million during the first round of the Paycheck Protection Program.
The governor said that over 100,000 doses have been administered to date, and that some 1,800 people have received the required second dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
“This new funding will help small businesses keep their doors open," declared U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Connecticut).
Nearly 17 million Covid cases, and about 308,000 related deaths, have been recorded nationwide.
The convention business “will take a while before coming back,” said Robert Murdock, president of the Connecticut Convention & Sports Bureau. “It’s really all about safety right now, and getting the virus under control.”
“I shut down talks two days ago because they weren’t working out. Now they are starting to work out,” Trump said this morning on Fox Business.
The timing of the Nov. 3 election “isn’t helping things,” says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch. “Neither side wants to give the other side a win, unfortunately.”
CNN quoted Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Senate Finance Committee as saying: "There's a real revulsion among Republicans to going above $1 trillion, and even $1 trillion is real difficult."
“Allowing the MTA to wither away will create far reaching economic consequences far greater than we are already experiencing today due to the Covid-19 pandemic," says Westchester County Executive George Latimer.
“Let’s not have a skinny bill when we have a massive problem,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) said of the failed $500 billion package.
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.
Gov. Ned Lamont focused on the continued ramping up of COVID-19 testing at today's briefing, noting that the number of weekly tests has increased from about 18,000 a couple of weeks ago to roughly 29,000 now.
Maximum restaurant and office capacity at 50%; frequent cleaning of all high-touch points; and face masks or cloth face coverings for all employees and customers are among the various guidelines that will be in place when Connecticut begins its soft reopening of businesses on May 20.