Governor Ned Lamont issued an
on Connecticut's efforts to respond to the Coronavirus.
Since yesterday’s update, an additional six Connecticut residents have tested positive, bringing the total number of positive cases reported in the state to 26.
Governor Lamont today signed executive order 7C taking the following actions:
- Cancels classes at all public schools statewide effective March 17 through at least March 31
- Provides flexibility for municipal budget deadlines and related issues
- Authorizes the DMV commissioner to close branches to the public, conduct business remotely, and extend deadlines
- Allows restrictions on visitor access to psychiatric facilities in order to protect vulnerable residents, patients, and staff.
COST and the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) are working with town counsel to prepare guidance for municipalities relative to the provisions extending the municipal budget deadlines. We appreciate your patience as we work together to address this unprecedented public health issue.
Stay healthy and please let us know how we can be of assistance.