|During his daily COVID-19 press conference update Friday, Governor Lamont directed Connecticut residents to "Stay Safe, Stay at Home."
Lamont also signed an executive order directing all non-essential businesses statewide to close effective Monday, March 23 at 8 p.m. until April 22. Workers of essential businesses will continue reporting for work. Essential businesses, as defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, include, but are not limited to:
- Elder Care
- Home Health Care Companies
- Grocery Stores
- Gas Stations
- Banks and Credit Unions
- Liquor/Package Stores
- Trash/Recycling Collection
- Post Offices/Shipping Services
- Legal and Accounting Services
- Pest and Landscaping Services
- Child Care
The state Department of Economic and Community Development will issue official guidance regarding essential businesses no later than 8 p.m. on Sunday, March 22, with the order going into effect 8 p.m. on Monday, March 23.
Individuals will not be arrested or fined, however businesses could face punishment if they fail to comply. Restaurants will be permitted to continue providing take-out, pick-up, and delivery.
Click here to read Governor Lamont's Executive Order.
You can read more about Lamont's "Stay Safe, Stay at Home" plan here.
Click here to read Lamont's Friday update.
You can read the Governor's executive orders here, and read his full updates here. To watch his daily briefings, click here.