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Governor Lamont's Roadmap for Reopening Connecticut

With input from assembled with input from state agencies and departments, legislators, and subject matter experts from the Reopen CT Advisory Group, Governor Lamont released a roadmap for reopening Connecticut.  

Roadmap for Reopening Connecticut 


Connecticut Business Owner & Worker Sentiment Surveys

As part of the reopening process, AdvanceCT sought feedback from the Connecticut small business community - including business owners and workers.  The Small Business Reopening Survey identified pain points, and the Worker Sentiment Survey gathered insights into concerns about going back to work.  The surveys were open from April 29 through May 12, 2020 and the results are available below.



Re-Open Your Business

Connecticut businesses will be allowed to reopen in planned phases. Review the reopening guidelines, and learn how to self-certify your business. 

Reopening Guidelines

Webinars, Conference Calls, and Podcasts*

  • Thursday, May 28th, 10:30 a.m.
    The New Marketing Playbook
    Hosted by MetroHartford Alliance
    Register here

  • Friday, May 29th, 11:00 a.m.
    The Inside Scoop on PPP Loan Forgiveness: What it is and How to Navigate it?
    Hosted by the Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce and the Connecticut Small Business Development Team
    Register here

  • Friday, May 29th, 11:00 am.
    Open for Business - Preparing a Successful Reopening Strategy: SESSION THREE - What Comes Next: Handling Contracts, Insurance, Litigation, & Insolvency Issues
    Hosted by the Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Connecticut
    Register here

  • Thursday, June 4th, 10:00 a.m.
    Regional Strategies for Recovery
    Hosted by NEDA: Northeast Economic Development Association, moderated by David Campbell, Vice President of Business Development, AdvanceCT
    Register here

  • Thursday, June 11, 12:00 p.m.
    PPP Loan Forgiveness: A Detailed Walk Through the Loan Forgiveness Application, and a Summary of Recent Guidance
    Hosted by Murtha Cullina 
    Register here

*Views discussed in these webinars, conference calls and podcasts do not necessarily reflect the views of AdvanceCT. This list is a compilation of webinars taking place around Connecticut, hosted by associations, organizations and other professional groups throughout the state.

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In the weeks ahead, Reopen Connecticut will roll out a plan to restart CT's economy — one backed by data, science and common sense. From retail to restaurants, barbershops to bars, family farms to major manufacturers, Reopen Connecticut will provide resources and best practices to ensure employee and customer safety.