The governor is signing an executive order that will take effect at 8 p.m. on Monday, March 23, called “Stay Safe, Stay at Home” that will require all non-essential businesses to close.
- Grocery stores
- Take out and delivery food service
- Gas stations
- Major construction projects already underway
- Major defense manufacturing facilities
- Public transportation
- Childcare services
- Auto repair stores
- Hardware stores
- Package stores
- Banks/Financial institutions
If you MUST get something from Best Buy, Bed Bath and Beyond, Target and other such stores make sure you get there before Monday at 8 p.m. “Those retail stores that are non-essential, do not open,” said Gov. Ned Lamont. “Businesses that don’t comply could face civil fines.”
All non-essential businesses will need to have employees work from home, the governor said.
Residents will still be allowed to leave their home for critical services.
“All of the direct and indirect services that are critical to helping battle COVID-19 and keeping our economy moving as much as possible” will be exempt, said Josh Geballe, the state’s chief’s operating officer.
On Thursday, hair salons, barbershops, nail salons and tattoo parlors were ordered to close due to the coronavirus.
A serious situation
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- Hartford County: 29
- Litchfield County: 8
- Middlesex County: 5
- New Haven County: 23
- New London County: 1
- Tolland County: 4
- Windham County: 2