Below please find the Murphy office update on COVID-19. As always, if you need assistance, please don't hesitate to contact our Hartford or Washington DC offices.
Here's what you need to know today, March 24th:
Negotiations continue on a third COVID-19 relief bill to speed help to workers, families, hospitals and their staff, and small businesses. Today, Republicans and Democrats announced they were close to finalizing the legislative package, and Senator Murphy is optimistic that a bipartisan deal can be announced soon.
Yesterday, Senator Murphy held a call with Connecticut Chambers of Commerce to talk about the impact that COVID-19 is having on Connecticut businesses. He remains committed to helping small businesses continue to function during this pandemic. If you are a small business with questions, you can get incontactwith our office for help.
Yesterday, Connecticut's “Stay Safe, Stay Home” executive order went into effect. Essential businesses like grocery stores, pharmacies, etc. will remain OPEN. More information on that order can be found at:https://bit.ly/2WEOmj1
Governor Lamont announced this week that Connecticut public schools will stay closed until at least April 20.
Yesterday, a public-private partnership between the state of Connecticut and philanthropist Ray Dalio approved plans to distribute laptops to more than 60,000 high school students in low-performing school districts so they can continue their education online during the coronavirus outbreak.
Our state's medical professionals are still in need of personal protective equipment. If you have items you can donate, please fill out the online form atwww.211ct.org/DonationsCOVID19.
I hope you found this letter helpful. You can get the latest updates on Senator Murphy's work in the Senate by following him on Facebook and Instagram. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our offices in Hartford or in Washington, DC.