COVID-19 Resources

NEW (4/7/2021):  The Elections best practices guideline has been updated to reflect Executive Order 10E.
NEW (1/28/2021):  Most best practices guidelines have been updated to reflect Governor Lamont's 1/26/2021 Declaration of Public Health and Civil Preparedness Emergencies.
NEW (12/7/2020):  The ACIR has issued a new report: Report Regarding Issued Executive Orders Relative to the COVID-19 Pandemic for Priority Continuance and Potential Legislative Codification.


Municipal Best Practices Guidelines

The ACIR has compiled and continues to update best practices guidelines that can assist municipalities in responding 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 are updated as needed and 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