On March 17, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont joined with the governors of New York and New Jersey in ordering bars, restaurants, gyms and movie theaters to close until further notice. Additionally, they banned gatherings of 50 or more people, forcing most venues, museums, and cultural attractions to close as well.
The next day, in Greenwich, First Selectman Fred Camillo ordered all body care facilities, including hair salons, barber shops and nail salons, as well as massage establishments to close through April 30.
As of this post, restaurants are still permitted to offer takeout and delivery services, and body care facilities outside of Greenwich may choose to operate at their own discretion. Supermarkets, pharmacies, gas stations, and other essential businesses will remain open.
Changes to the initial restrictions are expected, as per the recommendations of the CDC, and leading state and local governments, such as NYC, where a “shelter-in-place” mandate is under consideration.
“This is changing so fast. We’ve got to work together on a coordinated basis,” Lamont said.
The same is true of the effort to keep our small businesses afloat during this disruption. Below is a list of the Chamber businesses that have been effected by the closures, and ways to support them during this time of economic uncertainty for all.
Stepping Stones Museum for Children
As a non-profit organization, Stepping Stones is dependent upon the generosity of donors to remain open, now more than ever. In 2020, donations benefit Open Arms, an initiative to improve accessibility to children with financial, language, and special needs barriers.
Make a donation HERE.
The Ridgefield Playhouse
As a non-profit organization, Ridgefield is dependent upon the generosity of donors to remain open, now more than ever. In 2020, donations benefit community outreach and facilities upgrades.
Make a donation HERE.
Real Estate University
When the CT Real Estate Commission and Department of Consumer Protection approved live-streaming classes on March 9, 2020, Real Estate University was prepared and ready to go!
Take their live-streaming CT Real Estate course on a PC, Mac, Android phone, iPhone, or tablet. There’s nothing to download or install. Just log into their website on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at 9:00am and 6:00pm.
Sign up HERE.
Cesar Pineda Agency
From Cesar: “The unknown is what we deal with on a daily basis, and we try to advise our clients to always hope for the best, but prepare for the worst. We are available to service your insurance remotely or until further notice in person. Contact us to asses your risk and protect those you care about today.”
Book a one-on-one consultation by phone (203) 803-2153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Receive general advice by following his social media accounts, Facebook and Instagram, where he regularly posts informational videos.