Coronavirus (COVID-19) Business Resources
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (abbreviated COVID-19) is thought to spread between people who are in close contact with one another (about six feet) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land on common surfaces or in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby, or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.
Below is a consolidation of helpful links.
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LATEST COVID-19 FACTS
- Center for Disease Control
- State of CT Coronavirus Information
- Governor Lamont Frequently Asked Questions
CARES Act (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act)
- Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Overview
- PPP Information Sheet for Borrowers
- PPP Application (Applications accepted starting April 3, 2020)
- FAQ from Senator Murphy about what is in the CARES Act and how you may get assistance
- For small business owners, a separate detailed guide is also available - click here.
- U.S. Department of Labor is providing compliance assistance to employers and employees on their responsibilities and rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Helpful information here
DECD's COVID-19 Business Emergency Response Unit: (DECD) has created a COVID-19 Business Emergency Response Unit dedicated to assisting businesses navigate resources and develop new resources. Hotline: 860-500-2333 or email email@example.com
Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program: To provide emergency cash flow relief to Connecticut small businesses and nonprofits that have been negatively impacted by the global spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Lamont created the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program. Administered by DECD, the program is for businesses and nonprofits that have fewer than 100 employees. Qualifying organizations can apply for zero-interest loans of up to $75,000 or three months of operating expenses (whichever is lesser). This $50 million short-term emergency loan program will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. As of March 27, 2020, the initial round of funding for this program is closed for applications to ensure that those that have been received so far can be processed efficiently and money distributed as quickly as possible. For those that have already submitted an application, additional documentation can be sent within seven days of submittal
CT Department of Labor (CTDOL)
The CT DOL has posted a FAQ sheet for employers and workers - click here
Employers reducing hours but not furloughing employees can partner with CTDOL's Shared Work program, which allows employers to reduce employees' work schedule by 10% to 60% and supplement lost wages with unemployment benefits.
CBIA (CT Business and Industry Association) - Coronavirus Employer's Guide
CT Small Business Development Center (CTSBDC) - Tips for Small Businesses
US Department of Labor
- Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19 - a document in accordance with OSHA regulations
- CDC Resources for Businesses and Employers
PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP)
Bank of America | (860) 395-6300
Essex Savings Bank | (860) 388-3543
Key Bank | (860) 388-4667
Guilford Savings Bank | (860) 388-3051
People's United Bank | (860) 388-0527
Webster Bank | (860) 395-2950
Wells Fargo | (860) 388-4623