Governor's Update 3-31-20

March 31, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont announced details on the latest collaboration to assist in the state’s coordinated response to the COVID-19 pandemic. He is appointing the CEOs of three of the largest hospital systems in Connecticut – Hartford HealthCare, Nuvance Health, and Yale New Haven Health – to serve as co-chairs of the Governor’s Health System Response Team.

Also, he shared good news for small businesses – the sales and occupancy tax payments can be deferred to May to provide some administrative relief during this time. For more information, and to determine which businesses qualify:

And today, the governor announced an important mortgage payment relief agreement with over 50 credit unions and banks in Connecticut that will help state's residents and businesses who are facing hardship caused by this pandemic. The agreement includes:

  • 90-day grace period for all mortgage payments,
  • Relief from fees and charges for 90 days
  • No new foreclosures for 60 days
  • No credit score changes for accessing relief

For participating lenders please follow this link and to read the full governor's press release, along with a list of FAQ's, please click HERE.

Here is the Link to the full data report.

Read all of the emergency orders issued during this emergency here, and read all of the news briefings here.

Stay up-to-date on the state's COVID-19 response at