Questions Remain On How To Reopen Restaurants Safely

May 5, 2020
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Governor Ned Lamont says restaurants with outdoor eating areas may reopen on May 20th, if they meet social distancing and other state Department of Public Health guidelines for food service.

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Governor Ned Lamont says about 30,000 Connecticut companies have been granted $2.5 billion in loans in the second round of the federal government’s Paycheck Protection Program.

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Banks and credit unions say they are having trouble submitting loan applications to the federal government for the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program. Small businesses in Connecticut and New York were largely excluded from the first round of the $350 billion loan and grant program. 

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont believes the states of Georgia and Oklahoma are opening up for non-essential businesses prematurely. 

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Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says he’ll wait until a panel of experts report to him on May 20 before deciding when to reopen the state.