Coronavirus Update | March 23, 2020
CSA hopes you are staying in good health during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. We know it is a challenging time for our members, their employees and their families. While we are all doing our best, given the circumstances, we are also looking ahead and hope that we will soon all be back at work and virus-free.
Business Exemptions for Coronavirus - Executive Order 7H

Governor Ned Lamont has released the list of “essential” businesses
under the Governor’s Stay Safe, Stay Home Plan.
The Executive Order 7H goes into effect tonight at 8:00 p.m.
Below please find excerpts from the Governor's announcement,
as well as the list of essential construction industry businesses.

On March 20, 2020, The Governor issued  Executive Order 7H , directing all businesses and nonprofit entities in the State of Connecticut to utilize, to the maximum extent possible, any telecommuting or work from home procedures that they can safely employ. 

That order also directed that, no later than March 23, 2020 at 8 p.m., each non-essential business or nonprofit entity (and therefore not including or applicable to any state or local government agencies, quasi-public agencies, political subdivisions or other entities that do not constitute businesses or nonprofits) shall reduce the in-person workforce at each business location by 100% from pre-state of emergency declaration employment levels. 

To the extent possible, employees of Essential Businesses whose duties are not critical to an Essential Business function described below should telecommute or utilize any work from home procedures available to them.  

THE ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES OR NONPROFITS DESIGNATED IN THIS GUIDANCE are not subject to the in-person restriction set forth in Executive Order 7H. With respect to non-essential businesses and nonprofits, this guidance applies to each business location individually and is intended to assist businesses in determining whether they are an essential business and the steps they may take to request that designation.  

The guidelines set forth here apply to places of business. Non-essential businesses may continue activities that are conducted off-site (e.g. a customer’s home) and/or by telecommuting or working from home. 

Click here for more information.

The construction industry list includes:
  • all skilled trades such as electricians, HVAC, and plumbers; 
  • general construction, both commercial and residential;
  • other related construction firms and professionals for essential infrastructure or for emergency repair and safety purposes;
  • planning, engineering, design, bridge inspection and other construction support activities
Mark Your Calendar!

May 28, 2020
Gold Circle Awards Dinner

Casa Mia at the Hawthorne | Berlin, CT
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm


You are invited to attend the CSA Gold Circle Awards Dinner to honor the contractors with the highest rated scores from the 2020 Contractor Report Card.

More information is coming soon!
Catherine Flaherty | Executive Director
Katie Burke | Program Coordinator
Karen Flynn | Administrative Assistant
1131-O Tolland Turnpike, #272
Manchester, CT 06042
Phone: (866) 995-3919