Resources for Reopening Businesses

Sector Rules for May 20th Reopen


Please note all businesses subject to these guidelines are required to self-certify prior to opening May 20th.

The mandatory self-certification process only takes a few minutes and can be found online. Click HERE


Distribution of infrared thermometers to small businesses in CT

The State of Connecticut will be distributing 50,000 infrared thermometers it has secured for small businesses, nonprofits, and places of worship to support safe reopening activities amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Supplier List – Hand Sanitizer, Masks & Cleaning Products

As we move toward reopening the state economy, many employers are challenged with sourcing the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and cleaning supplies needed to maintain a safe workplace and protect customers. To help with those effort the Department of Administrative Services has provided the following list of mostly Connecticut-based companies that can provide needed supplies in smaller quantities at a competitive prices.

Users of this list should be diligent in determining if the products offered by these prospective suppliers are viable for their own needs.


Free Four Part Webinar

The Small Business Roundtable (SBR) is a coalition of leading small business and entrepreneurship organizations, dedicated to advancing policy, securing access, and promoting inclusion to benefit the businesses at the heart of the American economy.

The Small Business Roundtable has partnered with PayPal to sponsor a series of webinars that will include:

  • A webinar focused on the CARES Act’s PPP and EIDL loans, loan forgiveness requirements, and how alternative lenders are playing an important role for underserved small businesses access to financing.
  • A webinar that will delve into optimizing digital efficiency in the face of an increasingly remote marketplace.
  • A webinar featuring actual small business owners, to highlight problems they’ve faced – and solved – in times of crisis.
  • A tele-town hall with congressional members and diversity business leaders that will discuss issues affecting minority-owned businesses and potential avenues to increase support for this community during the current pandemic.