Reopening with Care
Reopening recommendations and guidelines
The way we live and work is changing, and some of the new ways that we interact with each other will become routine. At the same time, many of our pre-COVID-19 work habits will be reinforced and will continue to shape how we do business.
The level of uncertainty in the economy is at an all-time high and the recovery is difficult to predict. Although there has been no single policy or proposed response, individual businesses, states, and regions have been taking steps to help their citizens and businesses through this trying period.
We're here to help. Together with the listed community and business support groups from across the state, we have assembled information to assist with a variety of questions you'll have when you're ready to reopen for business.
|Bridgeport Regional Business Council||Connecticut Business and Industry Association||MetroHartford Alliance||Small Business Development Center|
|Capitol Region Council of Governments||CT Main Street Center||Middlesex County Chamber of Commerce||Spanish American Merchant Association (SAMA)|
|Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce||Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce||New Haven Small Business Academy||Waterbury Regional Chamber of Commerce|
|Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut||Hartford Economic Development Corp (HEDCO)||Southeastern CT Enterprise Region (seCTer)||Women’s Business Development Council|
The guide provides a starting point for resources to help small businesses in the reopening process, and will be updated as new information and guidance become available. Please send any suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Rules for reopening can be found here.
Downloadable CDC Guidelines:
The CDC has issued decision-tree guidelines for general offices and restaurants and bars. They may be downloaded below.
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The CT Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) maintains this Resource Guide to enhance public access to information about financial support, employee training and support, physical layout and geographic listing of suppliers available to small businesses to help them comply with COVID -19 safety guidance and to manage the reopening process.
The inclusion of any organization, agency or service in this Resource Guide does not imply or constitute an endorsement or recommendation, nor does exclusion imply disapproval. DECD neither guarantees nor makes any representations as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in its Resource Guide. Essentially, this guide should be considered a directional guide for the purpose of assisting business owners in the reopening process.
DECD does not claim responsibility for any actions taken by any of the organizations or agencies included in the Resource Guide. Under no circumstances shall DECD or its employees be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, punitive or consequential damages which may result in any way from the use of the information included in this Resource Guide.