Reopening Guidelines

Latest guidance on phase reopening, travel advisories, and gathering sizes.

Before you open, you MUST self-certify that you are strictly following the guidelines linked below.

Reopening Guidelines by Sector
Guidelines are issued by the state for the following sectors: senior centers, amusement parks, hotels / lodging, restaurant, museums/ zoos/aquariums, indoor recreation (e.g., bowling, movie theaters, etc.), libraries, outdoor event, Indoor event, personal services (e.g., nail salons, tattoo parlors, etc.), sports and fitness facilities (e.g., gyms, fitness centers, pools, etc.), general business, film/television/digital media production, hair salons & barbershops , offices, and retail & malls. 

Reopening Resources

Chamber quick links: – State Resources and Information on Coronavirus

Office of Governor Ned Lamont Newsroom
News releases with Gov. Lamont’s executive orders and response effort updates, which provide good summaries of the state’s current status and new programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Resources and Information
The best source for health information on COVID-19. Sections for businesses and other entities provide specific guidance.

U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney
Representative for the Second District Joe Courtney maintains a COVID-19 Resource Page with links to information for businesses and individuals on programs and legislative actions.

CT DECD Coronavirus Business Recovery quick links:


U.S. Small Business Administration
Federal agency administering small business economic assistance programs including Economic Injury Disaster Loans and the Paycheck Protection Program. Many programs are now available under the CARES Act. Visit CT Small Business Development Center (SBDC) for documents explaining the programs and to access a small business counselor.

U.S. Treasury
Information on the Paycheck Protection Program. See the PPP Application. PPP is administered through banks and credit unions. PPP Loan Forgiveness Application

CT Department of Revenue Services
FAQ on filing deadlines and extensions under COVID-19. Income, sales, room occupancy and other taxes have been deferred.

U.S. Internal Revenue Services
Federal tax questions answered and programs explained.

CT Department of Labor
State implemented Unemployment Insurance services and information on the COVID-19 related furlough/layoffs and Shared Work Program that can help retain workforce.

U.S. Department of Labor
Federal programs and regulations including the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Employee Paid Leave)

OSHA’s Guidance on Workplace Safety
Guide regarding the Occupational Safety and Health Act and COVID-19

Health Insurance Options: Through the Chamber, Morin Associates, LLC offers strategic group health insurance at  Access Health CT:   qualified life event enrollment at

Our Members Can Help

Our members can help you reopen, from cleaning and sanitizing high traffic areas to adapting your space to meet safety guidelines.  

For the Chamber’s complete Business Directory, click here

The Allied Group
Through partnerships with healthcare suppliers, The Allied Group has PPE products including face masks, hand sanitizer and more. Click here to view the current listing of PPE related products. To discover more about The Allied Group’s total offerings please visit

Gull Associates, Inc.
Offering pandemic response products. PPE products including disposable masks, gloves, branded face coverings, and face shields.

Halo Branded Solutions
HALO offers a full line of branded PPE products, many exceed FDA requirements. HALO offers face coverings, shields, gloves, gowns, and sanitation products, including custom branded production. See more information

Construction and Renovation

A Beautiful Company General Contractors

The Advanced Group

Atlantic Building Products

Burns & McDonnell
Ready to be responsive in 16 critical industry sectors of infrastructure.

Carlin Construction Co., LLC

General Woodcraft

Home Builders and Remodelers Association of Eastern CT
A recognized source of quality building services and information in eastern CT.

HomePro Match

Ndoca All Improvements LLC

Pat Munger Construction Company
Protection and safety projects necessary to establish social distancing boundaries, including plexiglass barriers, light sensors, intercom systems, partitions, automatic doorways and renovations. See flyer

Yankee Remodeler of New London, Inc

Yost Home Improvements, Inc.

Paving and Gravel

Abby’s Contraction LLC

Advanced Surfaces Inc. / CTI

B & L Construction Inc.

Kobyluck Sand & Gravel, Inc.

Lombardi Gravel & Excavation, LLC

Machnik Bros., Inc.

Northeast Paving , LLC

Ring’s End, Inc.

Tractor Supply Co
Tools, hardware, cleaning supplies, fencing and more.

Action Equipment Rental and Sales

Arrow Paper Party Rental

Gilman Brothers
Lightweight, easy to construct temporary partitions and social distancing signage

American Integrity Restoration, LLC
Binary Ionization Technology for COVID-19 disinfection.

Blackburn Professional Cleaning

Fuss & O’Neill
Fuss & O’Neill’s certified industrial hygienists present at our webinar series May 15.

F.W. Webb Co.
Alliance Environmental Group, a F.W. Webb Company, provides Viral Disinfection Services

Green Home Solutions
Three levels of disinfection with environmentally friendly products, including Halomist.

Jac’s Cleaning Service, LLC

ServiceMaster Restoration by Wills
COVID-19 cleaning services available.

ABC PhotoLab

Burke Enterprises
Burke Enterprises can help with signage as well as plexiglass shields.

Fast Signs

Fast signs has prepared signage for social distancing measures.

Halo Branded Solutions

HALO offers a full line of branded PPE products, many exceed FDA requirements. HALO offers face coverings, shields, gloves, gowns, and sanitation products. 

Minuteman Press

Signage for businesses

Clarity Output Solutions

R & B Apparel Plus

Recognition Products

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