Governor issues list of essential businesses

March 23, 2020

Governor Ned Lamont and Economic Development Commissioner David Lehman have just released the list of “essential” businesses as part of the Governor’s Stay Safe, Stay Home initiative.

As you know, the Governor is encouraging all businesses to employ any telecommuting or work-from-home procedures that they can safely and reasonably implement.
However, we will still have essential functions like healthcare, food service, law enforcement, and similar critical services open and available.
To find out what businesses will be open, you can read the DECD guidance here.

If your business has not been deemed “essential,” you can apply for an exemption here.