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.


Re-Open Your Business

Connecticut businesses will be allowed to reopen in planned phases. But before you can open your doors, you must self-certify that you are following strict safety guidelines to keep your employees and customers safe.

Self-Certify Now

La Auto- Certificación en Español estará disponible pronto 

Is your business eligible to open now? Check here to find out.

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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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New portal debuts for job-seekers

Fill your critical job openings today with CT’s powerful new hiring center.

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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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May 20 - Is Your Business Ready to Open?
  • Only certain business sectors will be allowed to reopen on May 20. Find out if your industry is included in the Phase 1 plan and what you need to know before reopening.

    Get Phase 1 business info now
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