04/03/2020

As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont and state agencies continue to issues emergency orders.

Since yesterday’s update, an additional 267 Connecticut residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the statewide total to 3,824. To date, more than 18,300 tests have been conducted in Connecticut among both state and private laboratories. Approximately 827 patients have been hospitalized. The total statewide total number of fatalities is 112.

Here is a list of all emergency orders as of April 2nd:

Issued by Governor Lamont

April 2, 2020: Executive Order No. 7TProhibition on non-essential lodgingFurther clarification of limits on restaurants, bars, and private clubsSuspension of notarization requirement related to Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan ProgramFlexibility to maintain adequate child care infrastructureSuspension of rehearing rights for temporary rate increases for certain health care providersAlternative to affidavits in relation to orders of protection and relief
April 1, 2020: Executive Order No. 7SSafe stores mandatory statewide rules60-day grace period for premium payments, policy cancellations, and non-renewals of insurance policiesExtension of 30-day period of credit for liquor permitteesDaily payment of certain taxes changed to weeklyFlexibility to amend Medicaid waivers and state planRelief from certain municipal tax deadlines and collection effortsAllow suspension of in-person voting requirements for critical and time sensitive municipal fiscal deadlinesSuspension of reapplication filing requirement for the homeowners’ elderly/disabled circuit breaker tax relief program and for the homeowners’ elderly/disabled freeze tax relief programSubstitution of full inspection requirements pertaining to October 1, 2020 grand list revaluationsExtension of deadline to file income and expense statement to August 15Suspension of non-judicial tax sales
March 31, 2020: Executive Order No. 7RContinuation of funding for boards of educationContinuation of payment of public school staffPreservation of student transportation services and special education providersRestrictions on entrance to state parks, forests, and other landsCurbside pickup of alcoholic beverages permitted
March 30, 2020: Executive Order No. 7QRequirement of limited group sizes in childcareEnhancement of health procedures for all operating childcare programsAuthorization of remote notarization
March 28, 2020: Executive Order No. 7PAuthorization to provide for non-congregant housing for persons at risk
March 27, 2020: Executive Order No. 7OSuspension of license renewals and inspections by DPHModification of health care provider identification badge requirementsWaiver of registration requirement for alcohol-based hand sanitizers and medical devicesWaiver of Birth-to-Three family cost participation fees
March 26, 2020: Executive Order No. 7NFurther reduction of social and recreational gatherings to 5 peopleRestrictions on restaurant payment and pickup operationsFurther restrictions on retail operationsRequirement of firearms transactions by appointment onlySuspension of tax on single-use checkout bagsProhibition of employers from requiring employees to place items in customers’ reusable bagsSuspension of 21-month limit on Temporary Family AssistanceSuspension of school testing assessments for 2019-20 school year
March 25, 2020: Executive Order No. 7MTolling of time periods for DOT final determinations on permitsSuspension of mandatory statutory filing requirements for FOIA appeals and decisionsAuthorization of state agencies to extend statutory regulatory administrative deadlines by 90 days
March 24, 2020: Executive Order No. 7LExtension of class cancellations at all public schools to April 20Early opening of fishing seasonSuspension of restrictions on reemployment of municipal retireesFlexibility to maintain adequate medical marijuana access for patientsExtension of time period for nursing home transfersModification of the duties of registrars of vital recordsModification of in-person purchase of and access to copies of vital recordsModification of marriage license requirements
March 23, 2020: Executive Order No. 7KSuspension of non-critical probate court operationsSuspension of non-critical Workers’ Compensation Commission operationsAuthorization of remote notarizationModification of DPH regulatory requirementsSuspension of national criminal history records checks for long-term care providers
March 22, 2020: Executive Order No. 7JClarification of “Stay Safe, Stay Home” Executive Order No. 7H regarding nonessential business operationsExtension of time period for fire service personnel examinationsDelivery of methadone to homebound patients by methadone maintenance clinicsSuspension of rehiring procedures and restrictions on temporary worker retireesModification of real property statutes to facilitate leasing, repairs, alterations and use of real propertyModification of state contracting statutes to facilitate leasing, repairs, alterations, and use of real property
March 21, 2020: Executive Order No. 7IModifications to DSS benefits                 Flexibility related to the Student Data Privacy ActModifications related to DCFModifications to DCP regulations regarding pharmacies  Suspension of in-person shareholder meeting requirementsProcedural relief for municipalities                 
March 20, 2020: Executive Order No. 7H“Stay Safe, Stay Home” restrictions on all workplaces for non-essential businessRequirement of a coordinated effort between the State of Connecticut and its municipalities
March 19, 2020: Executive Order No. 7GPostponement of presidential primary to June 2Suspension of non-critical court operations and associated requirementsPermits certain restaurants and other eating establishments to sell alcohol with take-out food orders under certain conditionsFlexibility for Medicaid-enrolled providers and in-network providers for commercial fully insured health insurance to perform telehealth through additional methodsTemporary suspension of in-person investigative visits regarding reports of elder abuseExtension of time for disclosure of investigation results
March 18, 2020: Executive Order No. 7FClosure of large, indoor shopping mallsClosure of places of public amusementExpansion of Medicaid telehealth coverage to audio-only telephoneWaiver of in-person service, gearing, and screening requirements for facilities that have issued orders limiting visitor accessContinuation of classes and programming at certain schools operated within DOC, DCF, and DMHAS
March 17, 2020: Executive Order No. 7EFurther modification of 180-day school year requirementSuspension of required fingerprinting availability at police departmentsExtension of time period for DESPP permitsSuspension of the immediate recoupment of DSS public assistance benefit overpaymentsSuspension of in-person hearing attendance at DSS fair hearings
March 16, 2020: Executive Order No. 7DFurther reduction of social and recreational gatherings to 50 peopleLimits restaurant, bar, and private club operations to off-premise consumption of food and non-alcoholic beveragesClosure of off-track betting facility operationsClosure of gym, sports, fitness, recreation facilities, and movie theaters
March 15, 2020: Executive Order No. 7CCancellation of classes at all public schoolsFlexibility of graduation requirements and prescribed courses of studyFlexibility for educator prep programsFlexibility for educator certification timelines, educator evaluations, and school in-servicesExtension of municipal budget adoption deadlinesExtension of regional board of education budget adoption deadlinesRemote conduct of DMV operationsLimits on visitors to facilities that treat persons with psychiatric disabilitiesLimits on visitors to the Southbury Training SchoolCOVID-19 information sharing between facilities that treat persons with psychiatric disabilities, DPH, and local health directors
March 14, 2020: Executive Order No. 7BSuspension of in-person open meeting requirementsWaiver of manufacturer registration requirement for hand sanitizerSuspension of garbing Requirements for non-hazardous compounding of sterile pharmaceuticalsRefunds certain liquor license application fees permissibleWaiver of face-to-face interview requirements for Temporary Family AssistanceFlexibility to maintain adequate childcare resourcesFlexibility to provide for adequate healthcare resources and facilities
March 13, 2020: Executive Order No. 7AGrants DPH commissioner authority to restrict visitors at nursing homes and similar facilities
March 12, 2020: Executive Order No. 7Prohibition of social and recreational gatherings to 250 peopleLimits on nursing home visitorsModification of 180-day school year requirementExtension of DMV licensing renewal deadlines and suspension of other DMV requirementsModification of Police Academy attendance requirements
March 10, 2020: Declaration of Civil Preparedness and Public Health Emergencies

Issued by Department of Public Health

March 30, 2020: Order on suspending the need for any licensee to renew their license or pay renewal fees during the pandemic
March 30, 2020: Order on vital statistics offices reporting deaths
March 28, 2020: Order on the movement of people experiencing homelessness from congregate shelters to alternative housing
March 23, 2020: Order allowing out-of-state practitioners to render temporary assistance in Connecticut
March 18, 2020: Order changing the list of reportable laboratory findings
March 13, 2020: Order to nursing home facilities, residential care homes, and chronic disease hospitals implementing 30-day visitor restrictions
March 9, 2020: Memo issued to nursing and convalescent homes on visitor restrictions

Issued by Department of Consumer Protection

March 19, 2020: Implementation order: Limits on restaurant, bar, private club operations and other permit types
March 16, 2020: Implementation order: Procedure for refunds of temporary liquor permits for cancelled events 
March 15, 2020: Implementation order permitting pharmacies to compound and sell hand sanitizer

Issued by Insurance Department

March 26, 2020: Bulletin to all companies licensed to write auto/motorcycle liability insurance on extension of coverage for personal delivery drivers
March 24, 2020: Bulletin to insurance companies, health care centers, and fraternal benefit societies on compliance with certain filing requirements in light of COVID-19
March 24, 2020: Bulletin to all insurance companies on a 60-day grace period for insurance premium payments due to the disruption caused by COVID-19
March 11, 2020: Notice to all travelers and travel insurance carriers on COVID-19 emergency declaration
March 9, 2020: Bulletin to all health insurance companies and health care centers on COVID-19 testing

Issued by Office of Health Strategy

March 31, 2020: Revised Guidance Regarding the Temporary Waiver of CON Requirements for Approval of Increased Licensed Bed Capacity and the Temporary Suspension of Services at Connecticut HospitalsForm for hospitals and outpatient surgical facilities to use for notification of expanded bad capacity
March 25, 2020: Guidance Regarding the Temporary Waiver of CON Requirements for Approval of Increased Licensed Bed Capacity and the Temporary Suspension of Services at Connecticut Hospitals
March 16, 2020: Guidance regarding the Certificate of Need process and the state’s response to COVID-19

Issued by Department of Motor Vehicles

March 20, 2020: Notice and order of extension or waiver of motor vehicle registrations and other transactions
March 13, 2020: Notice of waiver of certain federal motor carrier safety regulations
March 12, 2020: Notice of extension of expiration date or period of validity of licenses, permits and ID cards
March 12, 2020: Notice of Waiver for International Registration Plan Requirements (IRP) for Connecticut

Issued by Public Utilities Regulatory Authority

March 12, 2020: Docket No. 20-03-15 – Emergency Petition of William Tong, Attorney General for the State of Connecticut for a Proceeding to Establish a State of Emergency Utility Shut-off Moratorium

Issued by Department of Revenue Services

March 20, 2020: DRS extends filing and payment deadlines for personal income tax returns to July 15, 2020
March 15, 2020: DRS Extends Filing Deadline for Certain Annual State Business Tax Returns

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