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HOTELS, SHORT-TERM RENTALS FOR ESSENTIAL WORKERS ONLY On April 2nd, the Connecticut Governor issued an amended Order placing new restrictions on hotels. Under the new Order, hotels may only provide lodging for the following limited purposes: (i) housing for health care workers, first responders and other workers who work for an Essential Business, (ii) housing for out of state workers engaged in providing materials, logistics, construction such as development of COVID-19 alternative care sites, testing facilities, (iii) housing for vulnerable populations, including homeless, (iv) housing for CT residents who are self-isolating, and families of those who are self-isolating, (v) housing for individuals receiving long-term medical care, (vi) housing/shelter for extenuating circumstances such as fire/casualty or due to constraints on travel, or (vii) housing for workers engaged in providing such lodging. Guests currently staying at hotels on April 2nd may stay through the end of their scheduled stay, but they may not extend. The Order is in effect immediately through the duration of the public health emergency, unless earlier modified. A copy of the Order may be found here.

AHLA is Offering FREE Education to Hospitality Employees Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind as its effects are being felt around the world. We are all concerned for the health and safety of our families, friends, and colleagues. In partnership with the American Hotel & Lodging Foundation (AHLA Foundation), we are offering you complimentary access to online training for a limited period of time. Learn more

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Resources

CT.GOV - Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Connecticut Small Business Development Center COVID19 Business Resource Center

CT DOL - Frequently asked questions about unemployment and the coronavirus  |

DECD - For specific questions related to small business, email the Joint Information Center at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call the DECD small business hotline at 860-500-2333. 

CBIA - CBIA's Coronavirus Resource Page

CT Office of Tourism - Health Information for Travelers

AHLA - The Facts About Coronavirus

CDC - From the White House Coronavirus Task Force

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  • Connecticut’s economy faces new challenge as threat from coronavirus grows

  • New AHLA Coronavirus Readiness Toolkit: AHLA continues to closely monitor the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, and we are committed to working with the Administration, industry partners and subject matter experts to bring you timely updates on what it could mean for travelers, employees and your business.We have developed a COVID-19 resources toolkit, which you can download here.

  • Economic Impact of Tourism from the Connecticut Office of Tourism. The economic impact of the tourism industry on the state — including its effect on business sales, job growth and tax

  • Are your employees trained in Human Trafficking Awareness? According to Public Act No. 17-32, Section 5 - all CT lodging employees must have annual training on human trafficking awareness. Learn more!

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