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Emergency Orders Recap To Date

Governor Ned Lamont has issued 34 executive orders since issuing his emergency declaration about the Covid crisis on March 10th.

These are summaries of the executive orders since the declararion of a state of emergency:

May 1, 2020: Executive Order 7HH

Mandatory suspension of annual town meeting or referendum to adopt budget

Authorization for common-interest communities to hold meetings remotely

April 30, 2020: Executive Order No. 7GG

Extension of payment time for sealed ticket revenue due to the state

Waiver of notarization requirement for embalmer’s affidavit accompanying death certificates

Temporary suspension of controlled substance registration

Modification of state contracting statutes to facilitate the emergency procurement of essential services

Modification of state contracting authorities to facilitate the emergency procurement of essential services

Modification of state construction requirements to facilitate the emergency provision of construction and construction-related services

Extension of existing contracts to prevent gaps in necessary services

April 24, 2020: Executive Order No. 7FF

Additional flexibility for Medicaid-enrolled providers to perform telehealth through audio-only methods for new patients

April 23, 2020: Executive Order No. 7EE

Mandatory reporting by managed residential communities

Mandatory reporting by nursing homes

Civil Penalties for failure to comply with mandatory reporting

Waiving certain Medicaid prior authorization requirements

Waiving Medicaid bed reservation requirements for residents on leave from intermediate care facilities for individuals with intellectual disabilities

Waiving requirements for signed delivery receipt for medical equipment, devices, and supplies

April 22, 2020: Executive Order No. 7DD

Additions to the definition of telehealth provider

Flexibility for Medicaid-enrolled providers and in-network providers for commercial fully insured health insurance to perform telehealth through additional methods

Additions to permissible out-of-state healthcare providers

Participation in intern, resident physician, or United States Medical Officer candidate training programs prior to permit issuance

Participation in resident physician assistant program prior to permit issuance

Temporary suspension of physician assistant supervision restrictions

Temporary suspension of in-person supervision requirement for advanced practice registered nurses

Provision of services by respiratory care therapist and respiratory care technician students

Suspension of continuing education requirement for health care providers

Modification of 36-month age limit for Birth-to-Three services

April 21, 2020: Executive Order No. 7CC

Applicability of Executive Order No. 7S, Section 7 to additional critical and time-sensitive municipal fiscal actions

Clarification of time periods regarding suspension and modification of non-judicial tax sales pursuant to Executive Order No. 7S, Section 11

Exclusion of federal stimulus payments in evaluating eligibility for state or local programs financed in whole or in part using state funds

Alternative to physical presence in court for finding of irretrievable breakdown of marriage

Alternative to in-person waiver of right to file motion or petition for educational support

Alternative to physical appearance of petitioner regarding decree of dissolution after entry of decree of legal separation

Alternative to in-court canvas prior to entrance of final agreement

Alternative to physical presence when findings on the record required

Revised financial protections for people covered by insurance who receive out-of-network health care services during the public health emergency

April 17, 2020: Executive Order No. 7BB

Cloth face coverings or higher level of protection required in public wherever close contact is unavoidable

Further postponement of presidential preference primary to August 11

April 15, 2020: Executive Order No. 7AA

Approval of temporary additional nursing home beds for COVID-19 recovery

April 14, 2020: Executive Order No. 7Z

Modification of state contracting statutes to facilitate the emergency procurement of essential goods

In-person attendance requirement suspended for assessment appeals

Suspension of requirements for security officer license

April 11, 2020: Executive Order No. 7Y

Implementation of a nursing home surge plan

April 10, 2020: Executive Order No. 7X

Protections for residential renters impacted by COVID-19

Continued cancellation of school classes through May 20, 2020

Extension of closures, distancing, and safety measures through May 20, 2020

Modification or deferral of educator certification testing

Permission to operate food trucks at rest areas

April 9, 2020: Executive Order No. 7W

Suspension and modification of tax deadlines and collection efforts pursuant to Executive Order No. 7S, Section 6

No increased experience rating based on COVID-19 unemployment claims

Coil cleaning requirements modified

Delivery signature requirement suspended

Return of permit not necessary for temporary closures pursuant to Executive Order No. 7D

Ninety-day provisional permits

Renewal date for on-premise liquor permits to be extended

Permit need not be recorded with town clerk

April 7, 2020: Executive Order No. 7V

Safe workplaces in 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

Protection from civil liability for actions or omissions in support of the state’s COVID-19 response.

April 5, 2020: Executive Order No. 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 No. 7T

Prohibition on non-essential lodging

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 health care providers

Alternative to affidavits in relation to orders of protection and relief

April 1, 2020: Executive Order No. 7S

Safe stores mandatory statewide rules

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

Relief from certain municipal tax deadlines and collection efforts

Allow suspension of in-person voting requirements for critical and time sensitive municipal fiscal deadlines

Suspension of reapplication filing requirement for the homeowners’ elderly/disabled circuit breaker tax relief program and for the homeowners’ elderly/disabled freeze tax relief program

Substitution of full inspection requirements pertaining to October 1, 2020 grand list revaluations

Extension of deadline to file income and expense statement to August 15

Suspension of non-judicial tax sales

March 31, 2020: Executive Order No. 7R

Continuation of funding for boards of education

Continuation of payment of public school staff

Preservation of student transportation services and special education providers

Restrictions on entrance to state parks, forests, and other lands

Curbside pickup of alcoholic beverages permitted

March 30, 2020: Executive Order No. 7Q

Requirement of limited group sizes in childcare

Enhancement of health procedures for all operating childcare programs

Authorization of remote notarization

March 28, 2020: Executive Order No. 7P

Authorization to provide for non-congregant housing for persons at risk

March 27, 2020: Executive Order No. 7O

Suspension of license renewals and inspections by DPH

Modification of health care provider identification badge requirements

Waiver of registration requirement for alcohol-based hand sanitizers and medical devices

Waiver of Birth-to-Three family cost participation fees

March 26, 2020: Executive Order No. 7N

Further reduction of social and recreational gatherings to 5 people

Restrictions on restaurant payment and pickup operations

Further restrictions on retail operations

Requirement of firearms transactions by appointment only

Suspension of tax on single-use checkout bags

Prohibition of employers from requiring employees to place items in customers' reusable bags

Suspension of 21-month limit on Temporary Family Assistance

Suspension of school testing assessments for 2019-20 school year

March 25, 2020: Executive Order No. 7M

Tolling of time periods for DOT final determinations on permits

Suspension of mandatory statutory filing requirements for FOIA appeals and decisions

Authorization of state agencies to extend statutory regulatory administrative deadlines by 90 days

March 24, 2020: Executive Order No. 7L

Extension of class cancellations at all public schools to April 20

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

Modification of marriage license requirements

March 23, 2020: Executive Order No. 7K

Suspension of non-critical probate court operations

Suspension of non-critical Workers' Compensation Commission operations

Authorization of remote notarization

Modification of DPH regulatory requirements

Suspension of national criminal history records checks for long-term care providers

March 22, 2020: Executive Order No. 7J

Clarification of "Stay Safe, Stay Home" Executive Order No. 7H regarding nonessential 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

Modification of real property statutes to facilitate leasing, repairs, alterations and use of real property

Modification of state contracting statutes to facilitate leasing, repairs, alterations, and use of real property

March 21, 2020: Executive Order No. 7I

Modifications to DSS benefits

Flexibility related to the Student Data Privacy Act

Modifications related to DCF

Modifications to DCP regulations regarding pharmacies

Suspension of in-person shareholder meeting requirements

Procedural relief for municipalities

March 20, 2020: Executive Order No. 7H

"Stay Safe, Stay Home" restrictions on all workplaces for non-essential business

Requirement of a coordinated effort between the State of Connecticut and its municipalities

March 19, 2020: Executive Order No. 7G

Postponement of presidential primary to June 2

Suspension of non-critical court operations and associated requirements

Permits certain restaurants and other eating establishments to sell alcohol with take-out food orders under certain conditions

Flexibility for Medicaid-enrolled providers and in-network providers for commercial fully insured health insurance to perform telehealth through additional methods

Temporary suspension of in-person investigative visits regarding reports of elder abuse

Extension of time for disclosure of investigation results

March 18, 2020: Executive Order No. 7F

Closure of large, indoor shopping malls

Closure of places of public amusement

Expansion of Medicaid telehealth coverage to audio-only telephone

Waiver of in-person service, gearing, and screening requirements for facilities that have issued orders limiting visitor access

Continuation of classes and programming at certain schools operated within DOC, DCF, and DMHAS

March 17, 2020: Executive Order No. 7E

Further modification of 180-day school year requirement

Suspension of required fingerprinting availability at police departments

Extension of time period for DESPP permits

Suspension of the immediate recoupment of DSS public assistance benefit overpayments

Suspension of in-person hearing attendance at DSS fair hearings

March 16, 2020: Executive Order No. 7D

Further reduction of social and recreational gatherings to 50 people

Limits restaurant, bar, and private club operations to off-premise consumption of food and non-alcoholic beverages

Closure of off-track betting facility operations

Closure of gym, sports, fitness, recreation facilities, and movie theaters

March 15, 2020: Executive Order No. 7C

Cancellation of classes at all public schools

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

COVID-19 information sharing between facilities that treat persons with psychiatric disabilities, DPH, and local health directors

March 14, 2020: Executive Order No. 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


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