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The latest on the COVID-19 outbreak

It is important to PIA that you are updated on developments pertaining to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak regularly.

To find the latest information about COVID-19, please review this news posting daily. Postings include topics such as:

Business & Compliance

Insurance Industry

General Information

Webinars & Videos

Latest news about COVID-19 in Connecticut:

Business & Compliance:

April 1: How to prepare for an SBA Paycheck Protection Program loan

March 27: Important DECD update

March 27: President signs federal stimulus package; includes loans for small businesses

March 26: Who qualifies for paid leave under the new coronavirus law

March 26: Connecticut launches small-business bridge loan program

March 24: Lamont signs Executive Order 7K to allow remote notarization, and to suspend probate court, noncritical workers’ compensation requirements

March 23: Nonessential businesses must cease in-person functions; more updates from weekend

March 23: Treasury, IRS, and Labor announce tax credits for small- and mid-sized businesses to swiftly recover the cost of providing coronavirus-related leave

March 23: Mass. governor orders all nonessential businesses to cease in-person operation, directs the Department of Public Health to issue stay-at-home advisory for two weeks

March 22: Gov. Lamont releases guidance to businesses on order asking Connecticut to ’stay safe, stay home’

March 20: Governors from Conn., N.J., N.Y., and Pa., advocate for federal assistance for residents and businesses

March 20: U.S. Treasury extends tax-filing deadline for taxpayers and businesses

March 20: Business interruption insurance and the novel coronavirus

March 20: Restaurants, cafes and taverns permitted to sell sealed alcoholic beverages with take-out meals; barbershops, hair salons, tattoo or piercing parlors must temporarily close

March 19: Updates from governor about small- to mid-size businesses

March 19: Paid sick leave signed by president

March 19: Hartford officers test positive for COVID-19; second Connecticut resident dies of disease; Gov. Ned Lamont directs nail salons, barber shops to close

March 18: Treasury and IRS to delay tax payment deadline by 90 days

March 18: Northeast governors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania announce additional measures to combat COVID-19

March 17: If you do business in New York: Cyber security certification of compliance filing deadline extended to May 30 due to COVID-19

March 16: Northeast governors from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey announce collective measures to combat spread of COVID-19

March 13: U.S. House plans to vote on virus bill soon

March 10: Utica National offers coronavirus guidance for employers, and educational institutions

March 3: Endorsements: COVID-19 risk management

Insurance Industry:

March 31: PIA National proposes COVID-19 recovery fund

March 27: PIA National statement on House passage of COVID-19 relief bill

March 27: PIA National statement on Senate passage of COVID-19 relief bill

March 26: Commissioner Mais calls on auto insurers to extend coverage to delivery drivers’ personal vehicles

March 25: PIACT confirms: Insurance agencies deemed essential for ’Stay safe, stay home,’ and other COVID-19 updates

March 24: CID requests 60-day grace period for cancellations

March 24: DECD: Insurance agencies an essential business, and may continue necessary business operations

March 24: CID: License renewals and continuing-education compliance dates extended to June 30

March 20: Utica National offers advices on the COVID-19 pandemic: How agents and producers should respond to coverage questions

March 19: Even during challenging times, we are committed to our members

March 18: PIACT updates members about COVID-19

March 17: Insurance department temporarily closes office to the public

March 17: A message about COVID-19 from PIACT Lobbyist James Woulfe, Esq.

March 12: COVID-19 and what it means to you (PIA QuickSource document)

March 12: Insurers impacted by coronavirus twice over

March 11: Connecticut Insurance Department issues notice to travel insurers due to state emergecy declaration

March 11: Update from PIACT: Conn. leaders take precautions; COVID-19 in state

March 10: Conn. insurers agree to cover costs of COVID-19 testing

March 10: Gov. Lamont working with health insurers to assure preparedness for coronavirus outbreak including coverage for testing costs

March 9: Coronavirus will cost businesses billions. Insurance may not help.

March 6: Update from PIA:?COVID-19 outbreak

Feb. 4: Many coverage exclusions with coronavirus

General Information:

April 1: COVID-19 update from Department of Public Health

March 30: Gov. Lamont announces approval of federal disaster declaration for COVID-19 response in Connecticut

March 27: Protection of public health and safety during COVID-19 pandemic and response - increased distancing, expanded family assistance, and academic assessment suspension

March 20: All DMV branch offices will be closed until further notice. Services will be provided online, through the mail and by phone

March 20: Conn. DMV announces extension for renewal of DMV credentials

March 18: Gov. Lamont provides update on Connecticut’s coronavirus response efforts

March 17: Gov. Lamont provides update on Connecticut’s coronavirus response efforts

March 17: Attorney General Tong provides update on coronavirus price gouging complaints

March 17: Congress begins to address COVID-19 pandemic

March 17: One dangerous coronavirus "self-check test" is circulating on social media. Here’s why you should avoid it.

March 16: Lamont administration, Mashantucket Pequot, Mohegan Tribal Nations strike historic agreement to support COVID-19 prevention efforts

March 13: Trump declares a national emergency in response to coronavirus

March 13: Federal government’s response to coronavirus, COVID-19

March 11: COVID-19 is now officially a pandemic, the World Health Organization says

March 10: Attorney General Tong releases guidance on price gouging enforcement

March 8: Gov. Ned Lamont announces first positive case of novel coronavirus involving Connecticut resident

Webinars & Videos:

April 1: The Break: Paid Medical and Family Leave

April 1: PIA Northeast Director of Government & Industry Affairs Bradford J. Lachut, Esq., to lead PIA webinar, Coronavirus and Commercial Coverage on Monday, April 13, and Wednesday, May 6, from 10-11 a.m.

March 31: The Break: PIA explains what small businesses need to know about the federal stimulus

March 23: Did you miss the free-to-PIA-members Webinar: Coronavirus: What You Need to Know Right Now? You can access it on-demand now.

March 10: Video: Insurance department commissioner talks coronavirus