Governor Lamont's Executive Orders

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  • 5/20/2020 Executive Order No. 7QQ

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Modifications to permit the use of absentee ballots to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission during August 11, 2020 primary; and Clarification that orders by commissioners issued pursuant to the governor’s executive orders are not regulations.

  • 5/18/2020 Executive Order No. 7PP

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Reopening Phase 1; Enforcement of sector rules governing the reopening of businesses; Extension of prohibition on large gatherings to June 20, 2020; Extension of restrictions on off-track betting, indoor fitness, and movie theaters to June 20; Further clarification of limits on restaurants, bars, and private clubs – mixed drinks permitted for takeout delivery; Limitation on the operation of day camps; Enhanced health procedures for all day camps; Cancellation of resident camp operations; Limitation on the operation of summer and educational programs operated by local or regional boards of education; and Suspension or modification of regulatory requirements to protect public health and safety.

  • 5/14/2020 Executive Order No. 7OO

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Procedures for local appointments and elections requiring in-person vote.

  • 5/13/2020 Executive Order No. 7NN

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Waiver of statutory vote on supplemental federal block grant; Remote participation in member meetings; Waiver of certain regulatory limitations on the amount of support that can be provided to caregiver relatives; Technical modification of grace period for April and May rent; Authorization for OPM to direct DSS to provide Coronavirus Relief Fund distributions to nursing home facilities; Authorization for OPM to direct DSS to provide Coronavirus Relief Fund distributions to COVID recovery facilities and alternate COVID recovery facilities; Authorization for additional COVID-19 related hardship relief funding under the Coronavirus Relief Fund to nursing home facilities; Coronavirus Relief Fund distribution determinations not subject to rehearing or appeal; and Extension and sunset of suspension of tax on single-use plastic checkout bags.

  • 5/12/2020 Executive Order No. 7MM

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Allows municipalities to expedite changes to their zoning rules or other ordinances to expand outdoor dining; Creates an expedited approval process for restaurants and other establishments that serve food to get fast-tracked permission to create or expand outdoor dining areas; Allows other businesses such as retail stores to get fast-tracked permission to sell goods on the sidewalk or in other outdoor areas, including shared spaces or spaces provided by municipalities; Allows restaurants and other businesses who already have liquor permits to serve alcohol only with food without applying for a separate patio or extension of use permit; and Allows private clubs to sell alcohol only to their members for delivery or pickup.

  • 5/11/2020 Executive Order No. 7LL

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Modifications to the petitioning process for the August primary.

  • 5/7/2020 Executive Order No 7KK

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Pharmacists are permitted to order and administer Food and Drug Administration approved tests for COVID-19.

  • 5/6/2020 Executive Order No. 7JJ

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Applicability of Executive Order No. 7S, Section 8 – Suspension of reapplication filing requirement for the Homeowners’ Elderly/Disabled, Circuit Breaker Tax Relief Program and for the Homeowners’ Elderly/Disabled Freeze Tax Relief Program; Distance learning and remote testing certification for DEEP programs; Tolling of land use and building permits; and Allowance of suspension of in-person voting requirements by members of the public for critical and time-sensitive municipal decisions.

  • 5/5/2020 Executive Order No. 7II

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Extension of school class cancellations for remainder of school year; Authorization for the Department of Social Services commissioner to temporarily waive, modify, or suspend home health regulatory requirements; Extension of the start date for imposition of a late fee for obtaining dog licenses from July 1, 2020 to August 1, 2020; and Authority to waive certain requirements for the issuance of vouchers under the Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.

  • 5/1/2020 Executive Order No. 7HH

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Mandatory suspension of annual town meeting or referendum to adopt budget; and Authorization for common-interest communities to hold meetings remotely.

  • 4/30/2020 Executive Order No. 7GG

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Extension of payment time for sealed ticket revenue due to the state; Waiver of notarization requirement for embalmer’s affidavit accompanying death certificates; Temporary suspension of controlled substance registration; Modification of state contracting statutes to facilitate the emergency procurement of essential services; Modification of state contracting authorities to facilitate the emergency procurement of essential services; Modification of state construction requirements to facilitate the emergency provision of construction and construction-related services; and Extension of existing contracts to prevent gaps in necessary services.

  • 4/24/2020 Executive Order No. 7FF

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Additional flexibility for Medicaid-enrolled providers to perform telehealth through audio-only methods for new patients.

  • 4/23/2020 Executive Order No. 7EE

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Mandatory reporting by managed residential communities; Mandatory reporting by nursing homes; Civil Penalties for failure to comply with mandatory reporting; Waiving certain Medicaid prior authorization requirements; Waiving Medicaid bed reservation requirements for residents on leave from intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities; and Waiving requirements for signed delivery receipt for medical equipment, devices, and supplies.

  • 4/22/2020 Executive Order No. 7DD

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Additions to the definition of telehealth provider; Flexibility for Medicaid-enrolled providers and in-network providers for commercial fully insured health insurance to perform telehealth through additional methods; Additions to permissible out-of-state healthcare providers; Participation in intern, resident physician, or United States Medical Officer candidate training programs prior to permit issuance; Participation in resident physician assistant program prior to permit issuance; Temporary suspension of physician assistant supervision restrictions; Temporary suspension of in-person supervision requirement for advanced practice registered nurses; Provision of services by respiratory care therapist and respiratory care technician students; Suspension of continuing education requirement for health care providers; and Modification of 36-month age limit for Birth-to-Three services.

  • 4/21/2020 Executive Order No. 7CC

    Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including: Applicability of Executive Order No. 7S, Section 7 to additional critical and time-sensitive municipal fiscal actions; Clarification of time periods regarding suspension and modification of non-judicial tax sales pursuant to Executive Order No. 7S, Section 11; Exclusion of federal stimulus payments in evaluating eligibility for state or local programs financed in whole or in part using state funds; Alternative to physical presence in court for finding of irretrievable breakdown of marriage; Alternative to in-person waiver of right to file motion or petition for educational support; Alternative to physical appearance of petitioner regarding decree of dissolution after entry of decree of legal separation; Alternative to in-court canvas prior to entrance of final agreement; Alternative to physical presence when findings on the record required; and Revised financial protections for people covered by insurance who receive out-of-network health care services during the public health emergency.