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Lawmakers eye higher ed, nonprofits for state bailout as COVID continues
As the pandemic continues to inflict broad economic damage in Connecticut at the same time the state’s financial forecast appears, conversely, to be improving, Gov. Ned Lamont could face growing pressure to do something he’s so far resisted —...
COVID leaves Connecticut’s theater scene seeking a way forward
On March 16, as coronavirus cases first spiked in Connecticut, Goodspeed Musicals Production Manager Erica Gilroy walked through the East Haddam theater to tell employees that they’d be working from home for at least a week. “At five o’clock,...
At 3% positive, CT reaches another dangerous COVID-19 milestone — and much faster than the last one
It took all summer and the first three weeks of fall for daily coronavirus infection test rates in Connecticut to climb back over 2% positive. But it took only seven days — until Tuesday — to hit 3%, prompting a worried appeal from Gov. Ned...
Colder than Antarctica in winter: super cooling concerns for the possible first COVID-19 vaccine
The race to create safe and effective vaccines against the coronavirus is facing another complex challenge: how to safely deliver tens of millions of doses to all corners of the world while ensuring they remain in super cold storage until ready...
Governor Lamont Creates Program To Assist Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he is creating the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program to assist small businesses and nonprofits that have been impacted by the economic downturn caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic. The...
Connecticut sends COVID-19 distribution plan to CDC
Connecticut on Friday submitted a preliminary, ambitious plan to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for how the state would distribute a COVID-19 vaccine, if and when a safe and effective one is ready. The proposal calls for a...
Accountants shifting to more advisory services amid coronavirus
Accountants and tax professionals have been helping their small business clients deal with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, shifting away from their routine compliance work after the end of the prolonged tax season. “We’ve been...
Moving to a permanent or hybrid remote-working model?
With the global outbreak of the novel coronavirus prompting the largest “work-from-home” experiment in history, many companies are now turning that forced experiment into a permanent reality. German multinational Siemens AG announced plans in...
Businesses Anxiously Await PPP Forgiveness
Thousands of Connecticut small businesses borrowed money to pay employees during the pandemic using a federal program that promised to forgive the debt. Now those businesses are watching a shifting federal landscape, waiting to see those loans...
1 In 4 Connecticut Residents Applied for Unemployment
Connecticut Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby announced Wednesday that his department has now received a million applications for unemployment since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “We’ve reached a milestone no one wanted to get to,” Westby...

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