Non-Essential Businesses Close at 8 PM Tonight

 In Covid-19

Last week, Governor Ned Lamont announced that his administration would be closing “non-essential” businesses as part of the strategy to help stop the spread of COVID-19. The executive order goes into effect tonight, Monday, March 23, at 8:00pm.

Late Sunday, state economic development officials released guidance designed to give business owners, their employees, and residents a better understanding of the requested closures. Click here to read the full document.

According to the guidelines, here are examples of businesses that will remain open:

  • Pharmacies
  • Grocery Stores
  • Gas Stations
  • Restaurants (take out only)
  • Banks and financial services
  • Farmer’s markets
  • Food banks

Many other business types are also considered essential; please review the full order for more information.

There is a process that will allow business owners to file for an exemption from the order. Click here to learn more.

General information for additional resources that both employers and employees may find helpful can be accessed by clicking here.


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