COVID Update for 4/6April 6, 2021
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Governor Lamont signs executive order on COVID-19
The governor today signed an executive order related to the declarations of public health and civil preparedness emergencies that he enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Executive Order No. 10E enacts the following provisions:
- Absentee voting eligibility during COVID-19 pandemic: Permits all voters in any election, primary, or referendum held prior to May 20, 2021 to vote using an absentee ballot, citing the COVID-19 pandemic as the reason. This is similar to the order that permitted voters to use absentee ballots during elections held in 2020. In addition, this order provides municipalities and regional boards of education with additional flexibility in scheduling budget hearings, meetings, and votes to account for logistical challenges posed by the pandemic.
Providing information to Connecticut residents
The CTAlert notification system – the state’s emergency alert system – provides text message notifications to users. Sign up by texting COVIDCT to 888-777. And for the most up-to-date information from the state on COVID-19 – including frequently asked questions, guidance and resources – visit ct.gov/coronavirus.