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Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus Information

As you know, Governor Lamont has declared civil preparedness and public health emergencies. The Governor’s declarations also make clear that the chief executive officers of municipalities have emergency powers under Connecticut General Statutes Section 28-8a to take such actions as they deem necessary to mitigate disasters and emergencies.

While the declarations permit the governor to take certain actions related to the closure of schools and large gatherings, at this time those decisions are still being delegated to local municipal and public health officials as they are on the ground closest to the circumstances in each respective community and are empowered to make the best judgements regarding specific events.

This page will be continuously updated with information for towns and cities in Connecticut to address the current pandemic.

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Webinar Resources back to top

June 9, 2020 Webinar: Opening Municipal Park & Recreation Summer Programs & Facilities and Planning for the Return to Play

Opening Municipal Park & Recreation Summer Programs & Facilities and Planning for the Return to Play: Webinar Recording - GoToWebinar will ask for your name and email address to view the recording

Opening Municipal Park & Recreation Summer Programs & Facilities and Planning for the Return to Play: Webinar Presentation

Returning to the Rinks

Summer Camp Protocol

 

May 27, 2020 Webinar: Planning for the Future

Planning for the Future: Webinar Recording - GoToWebinar will ask for your name and email address to view the recording

Planning for the Future: Webinar Presentation

 

May 20, 2020 Webinar: Returning to Work Phase 1: Practical Issues Every Employer Needs to Consider (Essentials for the Municipal Employer, Part III)

Returning to Work Phase I: Webinar Recording - GoToWebinar will ask for your name and email address to view the recording

Returning to Work Phase I: Webinar Presentation

 

May 14, 2020 Webinar: Stretches to Keep you Loose While Working from Home

Stretches to Keep you Loose While Working from Home: Webinar Recording - GoToWebinar will ask for your name and email address to view the recording.

 

May 13, 2020 Webinar: Supporting your Business Community in the Time of COVID-19

Supporting your Business Community in the Time of COVID-19: Webinar Recording - GoToWebinar will ask for your name and email address to view the recording.

Supporting your Business Community in the Time of COVID-19: Webinar Presentation

 

April 29, 2020 Webinar: Preparing Municipalities for COVID-19 Long Term Recovery

Preparing Municipalities for COVID-19 Long Term Recovery: Webinar Recording - GoToWebinar will ask for your name and email address to view the recording.

Preparing Municipalities for COVID-19 Long Term Recovery: Webinar Presentation

CT Rises: Planning for Long-Term Disater Recovery - A Guide and Toolkit

Recovery Structure for COVID-19

CTRecovers

 

April 28, 2020 Webinar: Re-forecasting Budgets in an Uncertain Economy

Re-forecasting Budgets in an Uncertain Economy: Webinar Recording - GoToWebinar will ask for your name and email address to view the recording

Re-forecasting Budgets in an Uncertain Economy: Webinar Presentation

 

April 21, 2020 Webinar: Our New Normal: Supporting Employee Emotional Wellbeing During COVID-19 & Beyond

Our New Normal: Supporting Employee Emotional Wellbeing During COVID-19 & Beyond: Webinar Recording - GoToWebinar will ask for your name and email address to view the recording

Our New Normal: Supporting Employee Emotional Wellbeing During COVID-19 & Beyond: Webinar Presentation

 

April 8, 2020 Webinar: Connecticut at the Moment: The Latest Information on the Coronavirus Response in CT

Connecticut at the Moment: The Latest Information on the Coronavirus Response in CT: Webinar Recording - GoToWebinar will ask for your name and email address to view the recording

Connecticut at the Moment: The Latest Information on the Coronavirus Response in CT: Webinar Presentation

Executive Order No. 7S

Municipal COVID-19 Program Certification

Municipal Tax Relief Deferral Form M

Breakdown of Municipal-Related Executive Orders

 

April 7, 2020 Webinar: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Essentials for the Municipal Employer - Part II

COVID-19 Essentials for the Municipal Employer - Part II: Webinar Recording - GoToWebinar will ask for your name and email address to view the recording

COVID-19 Essentials for the Municipal Employer - Part II: Webinar Presentation

 

April 1, 2020 Webinar: Addressing Homelessness in the COVID-19 Era

Addressing Homelessness in the COVID-19 Era: Webinar Recording

Addressing Homelessness in the COVID-19 Era: Webinar Presentation - Dr. Richard Cho

 

March 25, 2020 Webinar: Executive Orders and Municipal Meeting Technology

Executive Order No. 7B

Executive Order No. 7C

Executive Order No. 7H

Executive Order No. 7I

Frequently Asked Questions on the State of Connecticut’s actions related to COVID-19

RESOLUTION PERTAINING TO A MODIFIED CALENDAR FOR THE FY 2020-2021 GENERAL AND CAPITAL FUND BUDGETS AUTHORIZED BY EXECUTIVE ORDERS 2020-7B, 7C AND 7I

Executive Orders and Municipal Meeting Technology: Webinar Recording

Executive Orders and Municipal Meeting Technology: Webinar Presentation

Executive Orders and Municipal Meeting Technology: Webinar Presentation: Technology Platforms

 

March 25, 2020 Webinar: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Essentials for the Municipal Employer

COVID-19 Essentials for the Municipal Employer: Webinar Recording - GoToWebinar will ask for your name and email address to view the recording

COVID-19 Essentials for the Municipal Employer: Webinar Presentation

 

National League of Cities Webinar with Hud Englehart: COVID-19 Crisis Communication: How to Make Your Messages Hit Home

NLC Webinar - One Sheet

NLC Webinar - Recording - GoToWebinar will ask for your name and email address to view the recording

Connecticut Resources back to top

Municipal Coronavirus Relief Fund (CRF)

ACIR Best Practices Guidelines - The Connecticut Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Affairs (ACIR) has released Best Practices Guidelines to assist “municipalities in their response to the disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic.  The goal of this effort is to provide local officials with solutions that meet local needs and are in sync with state expectations.”  The Guidelines fall into the following categories:

  • Summaries of the Governor’s Executive Orders
  • Animal Control
  • Assessor
  • Building Official
  • Elections
  • Farmers' Markets
  • Finance
  • General Administration
  • Housing & Homeless Services
  • Human Resources
  • Land Use
  • Libraries
  • Meetings
  • Municipal Budgeting
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Works
  • Tax Collector
  • Town Clerk

Guidelines will be updated as needs change or as new approaches are identified.

ReOpen Connecticut

ReOpen Connecticut - Preliminary Guidance - May 8, 2020

CT Office of Legislative Research Summary Reports on Executive Orders (under recent publications)

OPM Executive Order 7S Guidelines

Application for Municipal Tax Relief Deferral Program Under Executive Order 7S

Governor's Executive Order 7S Section 6 - Municipality Program Election

State of Connecticut Coronavirus Information

New Haven COVID-19 Hub

AdvanceCT Connecticut's COVID-19 Response

CCM Municipal Labor Relations Bulletin: COVID-19 Response

GOVERNOR LAMONT ANNOUNCES CREATION OF 4-CT CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION UNITING DONORS WITH CONNECTICUT PROGRAMS RESPONDING TO COVID-19

4-CT The Connecticut COVID-19 Charity Connection

Groundwork Bridgeport: Listing of COVID-19 related resources for Individuals, Nonprofits, and Community Groups in Connecticut

UR Community Cares

CivicLift COVID-19 Response Sites

FLO Analytics Web-mapping Application, offers useful visualization data to help deal with the COVID-19 outbreak

FLO Analytics Web-mapping Instructional Video

CIRMA COVID-19 Resources

CT Data COVID-19 Resources

CT Department of Health COVID-19 Dashboard

CT Travel Advisory

National Resources back to top

APA Stress management for leaders responding to a crisis

Association of State and Territorial Health Officials - Infectious Disease Guiding Principles

Bloomberg Philanthropies is virtually convening experts in public health and City leadership to help cities respond to the Coronavirus

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Handwashing: Clean Hands Save Lives

CitiesSpeak: How Cities Can Help Bring COVID-19 Financial Relief to Residents

CitiesSpeak: Looking Beyond the Crisis: Helping Governments Navigate a COVID-19 Surge

CitiesSpeak: Seeking FEMA Assistance to the COVID-19 Pandemic

CitiesSpeak: The Deal is Done: How Much Can Cities Expect from the 3rd Coronavirus Package?

ELGL COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources Crowdsourced from Local Governments

EPA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources for State, Local and Tribal Agencies and Associations

Follow-Up to White House COVID--19 Briefing Call on Wednesday, March 12

Global Resilience Institute at Northeastern University: COVID-19: HOW TO BE SAFE & RESILIENT

How to Properly Wash Your Hands

ICMA - Coronavirus Resources: Plan and Prepare Now Before It Hits Your Community

Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Global Case Map

MS-ISAC Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce

National League of Cities - CEO Update Regarding COVID-19

National League of Cities - City, County and Corporate Support for COVID Testing and Contract Tracing

National League of Cities - Cities Fiscal Conditions 2020

National League of Cities - Coronavirus Response Resources for Local Leaders

National League of Cities - COVID-19: Local Action Tracker

National League of Cities - Current Tools, Actions, and Resources

National League of Cities - Reopening in Cities Across the Country: What Does the Data Show?

PubMed Central - When the Next Disease Strikes: How To Communicate (and How Not To)

US Conference of Mayors - COVID-19: What Mayors Need to Know

White House Guidelines - Opening Up American Again

White House Guidelines - March 16, 2020 - 30 Days to Slow the Spread

White House Coronavirus Guidelines

 

Other Resources back to top

Social Distancing

What Is 'Social Distancing?' Here's How to Best Practice It as Coronavirus Spreads

Wondering About Social Distancing?

Technology

What’s The Right Way To Clean My Phone? How To Disinfect Your Phone Without Ruining The Screen

Four Pro-Video Conferencing Tools You Can Get For Free Right Now

Five Safe Telecommuting Practices for Municipalities

CitiesSpeak: Moving City Council Meetings Online in Response to COVID-19

CitiesSpeak: Three Keys to Speed in Government Service

RouteFifty: Local Governments Have Embraced New Technology to Weather the Pandemic, Survey Finds

Communications

Whitepaper: Preventing a Communication Breakdown

BlumShapiro: Best Practices for Local Governments in Managing Disruptions Caused by Coronavirus

Other

CitiesSpeak: What's the Difference Shelter in Place, Safer at Home, and Stay at Home Orders?

CitiesSpeak: Sharing COVID-19 Information in Multiple Languages

Governing: Coronavirus Response Resources Guide for Government Leaders

The rocky road ahead: How will COVID-19 affect America’s already-questionable infrastructure?

From Other Municipal Leagues

Accelerate Indiana Municipalities: Provides examples of what local governments have been doing to take action in response to the COVID-19 Pandemic
 
Maryland Municipal League: Has set up a Municipal Connections Page to enable information sharing between all Maryland city and town leaders for COVID-19
 
Michigan Municipal League: Partnered with Governor's Office to set up Question and Answer section for members on COVID-19 page. See answers here.
 
New York Conference of Mayors: Posted the Governor's Guidance on Local Enforcement of PAUSE
 
South Dakota Municipal League: Delivered and posted a letter signed by more than 160 municipal and county officials requesting Governor Noem to declare a public health emergency
 
League of Wisconsin Municipalities: Initiated 10 Ways You Can Do Your Part: Going the Distance Together, published by UW-Madison Communication Collaborative for COVID19 Coronavirus

State Municipal League COVID-19 Resource Pages

Education

Public schools face a fall with a lot more costs and a lot less funding

The Municipal Voice back to top

 The Municipal Voice: Richard Matheny, Director of Health, Quinnipiack Valley Health District

CCM Chats back to top

Cities are Essential! back to top

Every town and city in Connecticut needs direct access to Federal funds.

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