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Get Ready For Phase 2 Of Reopening The Economy

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May 292020
 

Below is new information from the State regarding Phase II of reopening the economy, compliance to general rules, Virtual Open House Day, and more.

PHASE 2: Salons and Barbershops are scheduled to reopen on June 1st. Phase II is scheduled to begin on June 20th, pending achievement of public health metrics. See ROADMAP FOR REOPENING CONNECTICUT. Businesses in Phase II consist of:

·    Hotels (no bar areas)

·    Restaurants (indoor dining – no bar)

·    Gyms, Fitness and Sports Clubs

·    Outdoor Arts, Entertainment and Events (up to 50 people)

·    Outdoor Amusement Parks

·    Bowling Alleys

·    Social Clubs

·    Pools

·    Museums, Zoos, Aquariums

·    Movie Theaters

·    Personal Services

Sector Specific Rules will be released at that time. Please remember to SELF-CERTIFY prior to opening.

SMALL BUSINESS REOPENING GUIDE: A guide to assist businesses in the reopening process includes topics regarding financial needs, employee training & support, physical layout, and a list of suppliers. The guide will be updated as new information becomes available.

REOPENING GUIDE

COMPLIANCE: The State wants to ensure businesses are complying with the GENERAL BUSINESS AND SECTOR-SPECIFIC RULES and that they have completed the mandatory SELF-CERTIFICATION process.

PPP LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION: The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loan Forgiveness Application was released by the SBA. The instructions inform borrowers how to apply for forgiveness of their PPP loans, consistent with the CARES Act. INSTRUCTIONS & LOAN FORGIVENESS APPLICATION

POSTERS FOR YOUR BUSINESS: Posters are available for downloading and printing to place in your business/office:

·    STAYING SAFE TOGETHER

·    HOW DO YOU FEEL

·    PERSONAL PROTECTION PROTOCOLS

·    SOCIAL DISTANCING

·    SLOW THE SPREAD

·    STOP THE SPREAD OF GERMS

Breaking: State Delays Opening Barber Shops And Hair Salons

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May 182020
 

Phase One of the state’s business re-opening plan included Barber Shops and Hair Salons.

Over the past few weeks shop owners have voiced many questions and concerns regarding safe distancing and sterilization procedures.

Today, May 18, two days before the scheduled re-opening, the governor announced that these two businesses will not be able to open until June 1.

Republican Leader Themis Klarides had this to say, “The last-minute decision to delay the opening of hair salons, less than two days before they were scheduled to go back in business, sends confusing and contradictory messages to the public.

“We can agree that personal safety and public health are our primary concerns. And, there is no universal opinion among the professionals in these fields, specifically hair stylists. We have to be sensitive to the divergence of opinions of who wants to open up now, and those who are reluctant and want to wait a bit longer.

But either the science and data exists to support public policy or it does not,” she said in a statement.