Connecticut Lodging Association
Coronavirus Update 2/22/2021
Paolino Public Affairs Consulting, Inc. Legislative Report
Detailed in the report are any and all actions taken over the past month on your respective bills. Regarding the committee process, the raised bill deadline has now passed and committees are continuing to focus on conducting public hearings as the session steadily continues. As mentioned in last week's report, the Connecticut General Assembly is meeting for its second session to vote on judicial nominations. As the committee process starts to slow down, the legislature is going to be meeting for session more regularly. We will keep you updated on any new developments. 

Governor Ned Lamont is starting to ease previously enacted restrictions as the COVID-19 positivity rate is starting to dwindle. The weekly supply of vaccines is about to increase by 22%, and Governor Lamont told the restaurant and catering industry Tuesday it can plan on booking larger events beginning March 19. Governor Lamont said his administration also expects to outline details in 10 days about the next phase of vaccine eligibility, which will broaden the availability to teachers, other essential workers and persons with medical conditions making them vulnerable to COVID-19.
U.S. Senator and IHG Join AHLA to Discuss Administration's Impact on Hotel Industry
Join Biden insider, Delaware Senator Chris Coons, industry leader Elie Maalouf, CEO of the Americas, IHG Hotels & Resorts, and host AHLA President & CEO Chip Rogers for an exclusive look at the new Administration, insights on how the latest COVID-19 relief negotiations will impact the hotel industry, and evolving leadership tactics in unprecedented times. 
Topics include:
  • What are President Biden’s top priorities?
  • Where does the hotel industry fit into the Administration’s relief plans? 
  • What is the timing of more relief for small businesses? 
  • How has leadership evolved throughout COVID-19?
Thursday, February 25
2pm EST