Updated May 28, 2020
COVID-19 EXEUCTIVE ORDER NO. 7PP
- Executive Order No. 7PP repealed several previously enacted executive orders to allow for the reopening of certain sectors of the economy as of May 20, 2020, including outdoor dining, offices, retail and malls, museums and zoos, university research and outdoor recreation businesses.
- Hair salons and barbershops are set to re-open on June 1, 2020.
- Re-opening is also subject to a self-certification requirement and guidance from the state’s Department of Economic and Community Development.
Updated: April 29, 2020
EXECUTIVE ORDER 7H EXTENDED BY EXECUTIVE ORDER 7X THROUGH MAY 20, 2020
EXECUTIVE ORDER IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
(COVID-19 EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 7H)
The Connecticut Executive Order requires all citizens living within the State to stay at home except as allowed in the Order, and requires all businesses and operations in the State, except “Essential Businesses,” to reduce in-person workforces by 100%. Generally, the Order states it is intended to encompass the CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list; however, the Order goes into greater detail by providing a more detailed listing of Essential Businesses than provided in the CISA list.
Summary of Order
- Issued on March 20, 2020, Effective as of March 23, 2020 at 8:00 pm.
- Order terminates on April 22, 2020, unless modified or extended.
- All businesses and operations in the State, except Essential Businesses, are required to reduce in-person workforces by 100%.
- The definition of Essential Businesses is intended to encompass the CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list.
- In addition to those sectors outlined in the CISA Essential Critical Infrastructure list, Essential Businesses include the following:
- Food processing
- Essential retail, including
- Grocery stores and big-box stores or wholesale clubs, provided they also sell groceries.
- Gas stations and convenience stores
- Food and beverage retailers (including liquor/package stores and manufacturer permittees) and restaurants, provided they comply with previous and future executive orders issued during the existing declared public health and civil preparedness emergency
- News media
- Providers of basic necessities to economically disadvantaged populations
- Vendors of essential services and goods necessary to maintain the safety, sanitation and essential operations of residences or other essential businesses
- Vendors that provide essential services or products, including logistics and technology support, child care and services needed to ensure the continuing operation of government agencies and the provision of goods, services or functions necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the public.
- Any other business may be deemed essential after requesting an opinion from the Department of Economic and Community Development.
Critical infrastructure sectors listed in CISA guidance (check list at link above for detailed list of worker functions):
- Healthcare / Public Health
- Law Enforcement, Public Safety, and Other First Responders
- Food and Agriculture
- Energy — Natural Gas, Natural Gas Liquids (NGL), Propane, and Other Liquid Fuels
- Water and Wastewater
- Transportation and Logistics
- Public Works and Infrastructure Support Services
- Communications and Information Technology
- Other Community- or Government-Based Operations and Essential Functions
- Critical Manufacturing
- Hazardous Materials
- Financial Services
- Defense Industrial Base
- Commercial Facilities
- Residential/Shelter Facilities and Services
- Hygiene Products and Services