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COVID-19: Governor Lamont's Executive Orders - State of Connecticut

April 7, 2020 - Executive Order 7V - Safe Workplaces for Essential Businesses, Temporary Permits for Certain Health Care Providers Extended and Fees Waived, Practice Before Licensure for Certain Health Care Profession Applicants and Graduates, Practice Before Licensure for Marital and Family Therapy Associates, Practice Before Licensure for Professional Counselor Associates, Exec. Order 7U Section 1 Superseded - Protection from Civil Liability for Actions or Omissions in Support of State's COVID-19 Response

April 5, 2020 - Executive Order 7U - Protection from Civil Liability for Actions or Omissions in Support of the State's COVID-19 Response, Financial Protections for the Uninsured and People Covered by Insurance Who Receive Out-of-Network Health Care Services During the Public Health Emergency

April 2, 2020 - Executive Order 7T - Provision of Non-Essential Lodging Prohibited, Other Purposes and Uses for Lodging Prohibited During State of Emergency, Further Clarification of Limits on Restaurants, Bars and Private Clubs, Suspension of Notarization Requirement Related to Connecticut Recovery Bridge Loan Program, Flexibility to Maintain Adequate Child Care Infrastructure, Suspension of Rehearing Rights for Temporary Rate Increases for Certain Healthcare Providers

April 1, 2020 - Executive Order 7S - Safe Stores Mandatory Statewide Rules, Amending Executive Order 7N, 60-day Grace Period for Premium Payments, Policy Cancellations and Non-Renewals of Insurance Policies, Extension of 30-Day Period of Credit for Liquor Permittees, Daily Payment of Certain Taxes Changed to Weekly, Flexibility to Amend Medicaid Waivers and State Plan, Suspension and Modification of Tax Deadlines and Collection Efforts, Allowance of Suspension of In-Person Voting Requirements for Critical and Time Sensitive Municipal Fiscal Deadlines, and more...

March 31, 2020 - Executive Order 7R - Continued Funding for Boards of Education, Continued Payment of Public School Staff, Preservation of Student Transportation Services and Special Education Providers, Restrictions on Entrance to State Parks, Forests and Other Lands, and Curbside Pickups of Alcoholic Beverages Permitted

March 30, 2020 - Executive Order 7Q - Limited Group Sizes in Childcare, Enhanced Health Procedures for All Operating Child Care Programs, and Remote Notarization - Amended Procedures

March 28, 2020 - Executive Order 7P - Safe Housing for People Experiencing Homelessness, First Responders, and Healthcare Workers

March 27, 2020 - Executive Order 7O - Suspension of Requirements for License Renewal and Inspections by the Department of Public Health, Modification of Health Care Provider Identification Badge Requirements, Allowing Non-traditional Manufacturers to Make Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers and Medical Devices, Waiver of Birth-to-Three Family Cost Participation Fees

March 26, 2020 - Executive Order 7N - Restriction of Social and Recreational Gatherings to No More Than 5 People, Restrictions on Restaurant Payment and Pickup Operations, Further Restrictions on Retail Operations, Firearms Transactions by Appointment Only, Temporary Suspension of Tax on Single-Use Checkout Bags, Employees Not Required to Bag Items in Reusable Bags, Suspension of 21-Month Limit on Temporary Family Assistance and Suspension of School Testing Assessments for 2019-20 School Year.

March 25, 2020 - Executive Order 7M - Tolling of Time Periods for Department of Transportation (DOT) Final Determinations on Permits, Suspension of Mandatory Statutory Filing Requirements for Freedom of Information Act Appeals and Decisions by the Freedom of Information Commission and Authority to Extend Statutory and Regulatory Administrative Deadlines by 90 Days.

March 24, 2020 - Executive Order 7L - Continued Cancellation of School Classes, Early Opening of Fishing Season, Suspension of Restrictions on Reemployment of Municipal Retirees, Flexibility to Maintain Adequate Medical Marijuana Access for Patients, Extension of Time Period for Nursing Home Transfers, Modification of the Duties of Registrars of Vital Records, Modification of In-Person Purchase of and Access to Copies of Vital Records and Modification of the requirement that marriage licenses be obtained in the town where the marriage will be celebrated; extension of marriage license validity.

March 23, 2020 - Executive Order 7K - Suspension of Non-Critical Probate Court Operations and Associated Requirements, Suspension of Non-Critical Workers' Compensation Commission Operations and Associated Requirements, Remote Notarization, Suspension or Modification of Regulatory Requirements to Protect Public Health and Safety and Temporary Suspension of National Criminal History Records Checks for Long Term Care Providers

March 22, 2020 - Executive Order 7J - Clarification of Executive Order No. 7H Regarding Non-Essential Business Operations, Extension of Time Period for Fire Service Personnel Examinations, Delivery of Methadone to Homebound Patients by Methadone Maintenance Clinics, Suspension of Rehiring Procedures and Restrictions on Temporary Worker Retirees (TWR), Modification of Real Property Statutes to Facilitate Leasing, Repairs, Alterations and Use of Real Property to Address the COVID-19 Emergency and State Contracting Statutes Modified to Facilitate Leasing, Repairs, Alterations and Use of Real Property to Address the COVID-19 Emergency.

March 21, 2020 - Executive Order 7I - Suspension of requirements that public assistance eligibility reinvestigations be conducted at least every 12 or 24 months, Suspension of copayments for full benefit dually eligible Medicare Part D beneficiaries, Suspension of copayments for HUSKY B clients, Suspension of limitations on refills of non-maintenance medications for HUSKY beneficiaries, Flexibility related to the Student Data Privacy Act, Limits on Visitation with Children Placed in the Care and Custody of the Department of Children and Families, Limits on Visitors to Facilities That Treat Children or Youth with Psychiatric Disabilities, Waiver of In-person Service, Screening and Hearing Requirements for Facilities that Have Limited Visitor Access to Protect Public Health, Pharmacist Discretion in Refilling Certain Prescriptions for Longer Periods, Commissioner Authority to Modify Pharmacy Operation Regulations, Suspension of In-Person Shareholder Meeting Requirements, Extension of Budget Adoption Deadlines - Additional Municipal Bodies, Suspension of In-Person Budget Adoption Requirements for Municipalities, Suspension of In-Person Budget Adoption Requirements for Regional Boards of Education, Extension of Municipal Deadlines and Waiver of Penalties Related to Municipal Planning, Assessment and Taxation, Suspension of In-Person Filing Requirements Related to Municipal Planning, Assessment and Taxation, Suspension of Deadlines and Modification of Public Hearing and Appeals Requirements for Assessment and Taxation, Extension of New Reporting Requirements on Property, Suspension, Modification and Clarification of Certain Municipal Procedural Requirements and Time Limitations Regarding Notice, Commencement and Holding of Public Hearings, Decisions and Appeals.

March 20, 2020 - Executive Order 7H - Restrictions on Workplaces for Non-Essential Businesses and Coordinated Response Effort.

March 19, 2020 - Executive Order 7G - Postponement of Presidential Primary to June 2, Suspension of Non-Critical Court Operations and Associated Requirements, Further Clarification of Limits on Restaurants, Bars and Private Clubs, Restriction on Operation of Barbershops, Hair Salons, Tattoo or Piercing Parlors and Related Public Businesses, Flexibility for Medicaid Enrolled Providers and In-Network Providers for Commercial Fully Insured Health Insurance to Perform Telehealth Through Additional Methods, Temporary Suspension o f In-Person Investigative Visits Regarding Reports of Elder Abuse and Extension of Time for Disclosm·e of Investigation Results.

March 18, 2020 - Executive Order 7F - Closure of Large Shopping Malls, Closure of Places of Public Amusement, Expansion of Medicaid Telehealth Coverage to Audio-Only Telephone, Waiver of In-Person Service, Hearing, and Screening Requirements for Facilities that Have Issued Orders Limiting Visitor Access to Protect the Public Health and Continuation of Classes and Programming at Certain State-operated Schools.

March 17, 2020 - Executive Order 7E - Waiver of 180-Day School Year, Suspension of Required Fingerprinting Availability, Extension of Time Period for Permits, Suspension of the Immediate Recoupment of Public Assistance Benefit Overpayments and Suspension of In-Person Hearing Attendance at DSS Fair Hearings.

March 16, 2020 - Executive Order 7D - Further Reduction of Large Crowds, Limits on Restaurant, Bar and Private Club Operations, Closure of Off-Track Betting Facility Operations and Restriction on Gym, Sports, Fitness and Recreation Facility and Movie Theater Operations.

March 15, 2020 - Executive Order 7C - Cancellation of School Classes, Flexibility of Graduation Requirements, and Prescribed Courses of Study, Flexibility for Educator Prep Programs, Flexibility for Educator Certification Timelines, Educator Evaluations, and School In-Services, Extension of Municipal Budget Adoption Deadlines, Extension of Regional Board of Education Budget Adoption Deadlines, Remote Conduct of DMV Operations, Limits on Visitors to Facilities That Treat Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities, Limits on Visitors to the Southbury Training School and COVID-19 Information Sharing Between Facilities That Treat Persons with Psychiatric Disabilities, DPH, and Local Health Directors.

March 14, 2020 - Executive Order 7B - Suspension of In-Person Open Meeting Requirements, Waiver of Manufacturer Registration Requirement for Hand Sanitizer, Suspension of Garbing Requirements For Non-Hazardous Compounding of Sterile Pharmaceuticals, Refunds of Certain Liquor License Application Fees Permissible, Waiver of Face-to-Face Interview Requirements for Temporary Family Assistance, Flexibility to Maintain Adequate Childcare Resources and Flexibility to Provide For Adequate Healthcare Resources and Facilities.

March 13, 2020 - Executive Order 7A - Grants the commissioner of the Department of Public Health the authority to restrict visitation at nursing homes and similar facilities in response to the civic preparedness and public health emergencies declared due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

March 12, 2020 - Executive Order 7 - Takes several emergency actions in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the governor's civil preparedness and public health declarations, including limiting the size of gatherings to 250 people, waiving the 180-day school year requirement, clarifying nursing home visitation restrictions, authorizing DMV to extend renewal deadlines, and relaxing attendance rules for police academy trainees.

Guidance Specific to Executive Orders:

March 23, 2020 - Gov. Lamont's Executive Order 7I, Modifying Procedures and Deadlines for Municipal Land Use

March 23, 2020 - COVID-19: Executive Order No. 7H and General Leasing/Rent Concerns

March 19, 2020 - Governor Lamont's Order Regarding Public Agency Meetings

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