Welcome to the Business Reopening and Recovery Center for the State of Connecticut. This is your one-stop resource to help your business prepare, rebuild, and grow during the State’s emergency Coronavirus response.

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Recent Developments

Self-employed can now apply for federal unemployment benefits

As of April 30, self-employed people, including independent contractors and “gig” workers, can file for federal unemployment benefits.

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CT Back to Work

Connecticut has established several new partnerships that offer free resources for residents looking to safely return to work or enhance their skills. 

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Phase 2 Reopening Is Coming - Is Your Business Ready?
  • Only certain business sectors will be allowed to reopen during the State's phased-in reopening plan. Find out if your industry is on the list and what you need to know before opening.

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Let Your Voice Be Heard
  • How can we improve the State's reopening efforts? Take this short survey and join the discussion.

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Stay Safe, Stay Compliant
  • A successful reopening plan depends on safety - both for your employees and for your customers. Get the latest safe workspace rules to help your business move forward.

    Get the latest guidance
Help for Your Struggling Business
  • The CARES Act offers assistance to businesses to help cover payroll and overhead expenses while they recover. Learn how to apply so you can rebuild and reopen.

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Watch the Governor's May 8 conference on the CT Reopening Plan
Covid-19 Business Emergency Response Unit

Need further help? The Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) is dedicated to helping businesses find critical resources.

Call the Business Emergency Response Unit directly at 860-500-2333
Email - DECD.Covid19@ct.gov

Have more questions about Coronavirus?

Ask the CT Virtual Assistant now: (833) 250-7633

Relay services for people who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing can be accessed by calling 7-1-1. Anyone who is out-of-state or using Relay can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 toll free by dialing 1-800-203-1234.

The CT Virtual Assistant and 2-1-1 info hotline are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.

These services are for general questions about COVID-19. If you're experiencing symptoms, contact your medical provider.