Guidance for Businesses on “Stay Safe, Stay Home”

Guidance for Businesses on “Stay Safe, Stay Home”

Governor Lamont is telling Connecticut residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home.” All non-essential workers statewide are being directed to work from home, effective Monday, March 23 at 8pm. We have the latest guidance from the Governor and his team for businesses. 

Read the full press release.

Who is exempt?

Essential Businesses or Nonprofits designated HERE. In summary, “essential” industries include Healthcare and Public Health Operations, Infrastructure, Manufacturing, Food and Agriculture, Supply Chains, Childcare Services, Homeless Services, Public Safety and Defense, Construction, Sanitation, Technology Support, and certain Retail and Professional Services. 

Can exempt status be taken away?

Yes. Nothing in this guidance shall be used to modify any future Executive Order that separately and specifically addresses a particular business or activity, and businesses must comply with any such orders unless and until they are modified or terminated separately. This situation is evolving and orders will be issued based on the latest recommendations for public health and civil preparedness emergency. Sign up for the CT Alert System.

I am non-exempt, how do I comply?

To the maximum extent possible, implement any telecommuting or work from home procedures that you can safely employ. Reduce the on-site workforce at each business location by 100% from pre-state of emergency declaration employment levels. Non-essential retailers may be staffed on-site, provided that they may only offer remote ordering (e.g. phone, internet, mail, dropbox) and curb-side pick-up or delivery and 2) Non-essential businesses and nonprofits may be staffed or allow third parties on-site (to the minimum extent necessary) to provide security, maintenance, and receipt of mail and packages.

Stay Safe. Stay Home.

My message to Connecticut is simple: Stay Safe. Stay Home.The more people stay home, we can flatten the curve and allow our healthcare system to stay ahead of the surge. I promise you everyday the State of Connecticut is doing everything we can to keep you and your families safe.

Posted by Office of Governor Ned Lamont on Saturday, March 21, 2020

“Mi mensaje a Connecticut es simple: #MantenteSeguro #QuédateEnCasa. Cuantas más personas se queden en casa, podemos #AcoplarLaCurva y permitir que nuestro sistema de atención médica se mantenga por delante del aumento. Le prometo que todos los días el estado de Connecticut está trabajando para hacer todo lo posible para mantenerlo a usted y a sus familias a salvo.”

“My message to Connecticut is simple: #StaySafe #StayHome. The more people staying at home, we can #FlattenTheCurve and allow our healthcare system to stay ahead of the increase. I promise you that the state of Connecticut is working every day to do everything possible to keep you and your families safe.”

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Available to CT Small Businesses

SBA Disaster Assistance Loans Available to CT Small Businesses

The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) has declared Connecticut a disaster area. The SBA provides low-interest loans to help businesses recover from declared disasters. Has your business suffered substantial economic injury as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)?

Read the full press release: ENG | ESP

Who qualifies?

Small businesses, private non-profit organizations of any size, small agricultural cooperatives and small aquaculture enterprises that have been financially impacted as a direct result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) since Jan. 31, 2020, may qualify.

What can the funds be used for?

The SBA’s disaster loans can help you pay for just about anything you need to afford after a disaster. With an Economic Injury Disaster Loan, you can use the funds to meet your financial obligations and pay for operating expenses that could’ve been met if the disaster hadn’t occurred.

How long does it take to get approved?

Receiving an SBA disaster loan is a 3-step process: Application, Property/Loss Verification & Loan Processing Decision, Loan Closing & Disbursement of Funds. The SBA states that the first and second step takes an average of four weeks. Step 3 takes around five days for borrowers to receive funds.

 

For more information, visit https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela

For assistance with your loan application, contact the SBA Connecticut District Office, 860-240-4700, Connecticut_DO@sba.gov or Connecticut Small Business Development Center, 877-723-2828.

 

Taste of Westport Sponsorship Opportunities

Taste of Westport Sponsorship Opportunities

Taste of Westport has sponsorship opportunities for businesses looking to connect with their influential audience of restauranteurs, foodies, philanthropists, and public figures.

Sponsorship

Sponsorship is a donation to an event of money, goods or services, in exchange for promotion. The bigger the donation, the bigger the promotion! Sponsorships levels start at $1,000, with the starting benefits of:
  • 1 full page color ad in the event program
  • 1 logo in CLASP newsletter and website
  • 1 complimentary event admission

To review all sponsorship levels CLICK HERE.

All sponsors get to have their name linked to CLASP Homes, a well respected nonprofit that has served the community for 40 years. Donations have a measurable impact, in terms of how much the event raises for CLASP. This volunteer-run event would not be possible without the generosity of its sponsors!

Advertising

Another way to be promoted at Taste of Westport is to place an ad in the event program. Reach up to 300 attendees and do good! 100% of ad proceeds will benefit CLASP Homes. Available Sizes are:

  • FULL PAGE (5”x 8”) BW: $500 Color: $600
  • HALF PAGE (5”x 3 7/8”) BW: $250 Color: $300
  • THIRD PAGE – can use your business card. BW: $75 Color: $100
 

Interested? Download and email THIS FORM to:

Mariella Castagnet
203-919-1154
castagnet.mariella@gmail.com

The deadline to submit the donor form and payment is April 3, 2020.

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