As the coronavirus claims more lives, police departments across Connecticut are ordering officers to wear protective masks and other equipment when interacting with the public. “They are expected to wear it,” Milford Police Chief Keith Mello said, referring to masks and other protective gear
We are all in this together and CCM, will remain at the side of Connecticut local governments 24/7. As the virus started to emerge, CCM quickly organized and presented several intensive, COVID-19-related virtual workshops to assist town leaders on the governor’s executive orders, municipal employment practices, addressing homeless needs, virtual meeting technologies and more.
Caught between shrinking tax receipts and unstable borrowing options, municipalities pressed the governor to begin discussions with local leaders to resolve the state’s share of the Coronavirus Relief Fund, which one policy group estimated at nearly $1.4 billion.
The state Department of Economic and Community Development received more than 5,000 applications within 48 hours of its emergency loan program going live, and now the agency is working to figure out how to dole out $50 million to eligible borrowers by May 1.