On Tuesday, April 7th, Governor Lamont issued his 22nd Executive Order connected to the coronavirus outbreak and COVID-19. In that Executive Order, the Governor mandated a set of workplace rules, also published on April 7th, for all essential businesses to follow. This is the Set of Workplace Rules, posted on the Department of Economic and Community Development website.
The DECD website is also the place to go for information on the CARES Act, Coronavirus Business Recovery, SBA (Small Business Administration) Paycheck Protection Program and more.
The exact text of relevant portion of Executive Order 7V is:
NOW, THEREFORE, I, NED LAMONT, Governor of the State of Connecticut, by virtue of the
authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Connecticut, do hereby
ORDER AND DIRECT:
1. Safe Workplaces in Essential Businesses. Every workplace in the State of
Connecticut shall take additional protective measures to reduce the risk of transmission
of COVID-19 between and among employees, customers, and other persons such as
delivery drivers, maintenance people or others who may enter the workplace. The
Commissioner of Economic and Community Development, in consultation with the
Commissioner of Public Health, shall issue legally binding statewide rules prescribing
such additional protective measures no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 7, 2020. Such rules
shall be mandatory throughout the state, for essential businesses and nonprofits and any
other business or nonprofit permitted to operate, and shall supersede and preempt any
current or future municipal order. Nothing in such rules or this order shall supersede
Executive Order No. 7S, Section 1, or the “Safe Stores” rules promulgated thereunder.
In more cheering news, one of CTPA’s members, Kyle DeLucia, founder and CEO of K&J Tree Service, made the cover of the Hartford Courant today for K&J’s efforts to support and rally the hospital workers at Yale-New Haven Hospital. “I thought over the weekend about what I could do to help. I know they need people to donate masks, but I don’t have masks — so my niece helped me make a sign” Kyle is quoted in the story.
See the full story, including the oversize flag. Nice going.