COVID-19 information, resources

March 26, 2020

I'd like to update you on all COVID-19 (coronavirus) related information as I get it.

Please remember Connecticut during this critical time: Stay Home, Stay Safe!

And now some good news for the small businesses and nonprofits:

Emergency Relief Funds for Small Businesses & Nonprofits Available Now

The Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program will provide emergency cash flow relief to small businesses and nonprofits negatively impacted by COVID-19. Through this program, Connecticut is now offering qualifying organizations with 100 or fewer employees access to no-interest loans.

The results of a recent survey conducted by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) found that the most critical need for Connecticut businesses is assistance with cash flow.The Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program will provide short-term loans to eligible businesses and nonprofits.

To be considered for this program, your business or nonprofit must:

  • Have no more than 100 employees
  • Be in good standing with the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) & DECD
  • Have been profitable prior to March 10, 2020— with no adverse personal credit reports 60 days past due the past six months
  • Not be involved in real estate, multi-level marketing, adult entertainment, cannabis or firearms; nor be a state elected public official or state employee

Click HERE to learn more about the Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program.

To start you application, click HERE.

If you have any questions about this loan program call 800-500-2333 or email

For the latest information, resources, executive orders, and guidance related to coronavirus (COVID-19), visit

Attention Small Businesses -

Please Join
A Virtual Town Hall Meeting
Supporting Small Businesses Impacted by the Coronavirus
Today @ 5:00PM

Governor Ned Lamont, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, and U.S. Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro will host a virtual town hall meeting on federal and state efforts to assist employers and employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Connecticut Department of Labor Commissioner Kurt Westby and Department of Economic and Community Development Deputy Commissioner Glendowlyn Thames will speak with local businesses. The discussion will be moderated by founder and CEO of the Women's Business Development Council Fran Pastore.

Participants Can Join the Zoom Video Town Hall Meeting at:

Or by Telephone at: (646) 558-8656

Webinar ID: 364 340 964

Please find two helpful fact sheets containing updates from our federal partners on the Committee on Energy & Commerce. Just click on each of the images below for more detailed information.

PPE and Medical Supplies Fact Sheet

COVID-19 Testing Fact Sheet