COVID-19 Resources

NEW (8/21/2020):  The CT Department of Aging and Disability Services has released guidance for the reopening of senior centers.  In light of this, the ACIR has taken down its senior center best practices document and recommends people refer instead to that new guidance, which was developed in partnership with senior centers, municipalities, and state and local health representatives.
NEW (8/18/2020):  Most best practice guidelines and the COVID-19 Emergency Executive Order Summary have been updated to reflect Emergency Executive Order 7NNN.


Municipal Best Practices Guidelines
The ACIR is compiling best practices guidelines to assist municipalities in their response to the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The goal of this effort is to provide local officials with solutions that meet local needs and are in sync with state expectations.  Guidelines will be updated as needs change or as new approaches are identified.  Suggestions are welcomed.  The ACIR appreciates guidance provided by a number of state-wide organizations, the General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Research, and state agencies.  
Best Practices by Topic:
Other COVID-19 Resources
National Links
State Links
Regional Links

Regional Councils of Governments

Regional Education Service Centers

Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Regions

  • Region I:  covers 14 municipalities in the southwestern area of the state
  • Region II:  covers 30 towns and cities in the south-central area of the state
  • Region II:  covers 41 towns in the northern central area of the state, surrounding Hartford
  • Region IV:  covers 42 municipalities and two tribal nations in the eastern area of the state
  • Region V:  covers 43 municipalities in the northwestern area of the state
Town Functions
State Associations
Labor Organizations