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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resource Center

We are all facing unprecedented challenges due to the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Circumstances are changing by the hour and our lawyers are closely monitoring information shared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization ( as well as other local and national health organizations. We will continue to provide updates on how to navigate this global health challenge. We encourage you to bookmark this page and check back regularly.


On-Demand - Webinar: Going Back to the Future - Phased Return to Work and What Comes Next for Employers

On-Demand - Webinar: Bankruptcy & Restructuring during the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 2: Strategies for Manufacturers and Other Sellers of Goods When Customers File for Bankruptcy Relief

On-Demand - Webinar: Structuring Your Business for Survival: Developing a Sound Strategy for Post-Pandemic Growth

On-Demand - Tackling Tax in the Pandemic

On-Demand - Webinar: Business & Property Contracts in the Coronavirus Crisis

On-Demand - Webinar: Protecting Creditors' Rights During the COVID-19 Pandemic Part 1: Strategies for Manufacturers and Other Sellers of Goods in Dealing with Financially Distressed Customers

Featured Posts:

May 12, 2020 - Governor Lamont Issues Guidelines for "Reopen Connecticut - Phase 1"

April 1, 2020 - Summary of CARES Act Stimulus Package for Relief During COVID-19 Emergency

For Health Care Providers and Organizations

May 27, 2020 - CT Department of Health Issues Order Modifying Requirements for Behavioral Health Facilities and Nursing Homes

May 19, 2020 - CT DPH Issues Orders Suspending Licensure Requirements for Certain Providers 

May 18, 2020 - OCR Bulletin Reminds Health Care Entities of Rights of Individuals With Limited English Proficiency During COVID-19 Pandemic

May 15, 2020 - Connecticut DPH Acting Commissioner Gifford Reinstates Requirement that a Licensed Provider Order COVID-19 Test

May 13, 2020 - DPH Modifies Visitor Restrictions at Nursing Homes, Residential Care Homes, and Chronic Disease Hospitals

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May 12, 2020 - CMS Announces Additional Blanket Waivers during COVID-19 Public Health Emergency

May 11, 2020 - Governor Lamont Suspends Regulations to Expand COVID-19 Testing

May 6, 2020 - OCR Reminds Healthcare Providers about Media Access Restrictions

May 2, 2020 - OCR Reminds Organizations of Available Cyber Threat Resources

April 24, 2020 - COVID-19: Governor Issues Two New Executive Orders Impacting Health Care Providers

April 23, 2020 - COVID-19: Additional Allocations of CARES Act Provider Relief Fund

April 22, 2020 - FDA Issues EUA for Limited Use Face Masks

April 22, 2020 - COVID-19 Clinical Trial Data Qualifies for CMS Quality Payment Program

April 21, 2020 - HHS Issues Advisory Opinion Regarding PREP Act Tort Liability Immunity During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 18, 2020 - OCR Resolves Civil Rights Complaints Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

April 10, 2020 - COVID-19: CMS Guidelines to Protect Patients and Health Care Workers in Outpatient Settings

April 9, 2020 - COVID-19: CMS Guidelines to Protect Patients and Health Care Workers in Hospitals

April 9, 2020 - COVID-19: Governor Lamont's Executive Order 7V for Health Care Providers

April 7, 2020 - Protections from Civil Liability for Healthcare Providers and Financial Protections for Patients

April 4, 2020 - FCC Announces Program for Health Care Providers to Receive Up to $1 Million to Cover Telehealth Costs - Learn How and Apply

April 2, 2020 - CARES Act: Summary of Provisions for Health Care Providers

April 1, 2020 - New Waivers and Rules to Allow Hospitals to Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis

March 29, 2020 - COVID-19: CMS Advances Payments to Providers and Suppliers

March 27, 2020 - COVID-19 Update: N95 Masks and PPE: Guidelines for Use and Importation

March 27, 2020 - Resource: CT Release of Patient Information COVID-19

March 26, 2020 - COVID-19: CMS Provides Quality Reporting Program Relief

March 26, 2020 - Resource: AMA Special Coding Advice During COVID-19

March 25, 2020 - CMS FAQs and Guidance for COVID-19 Response

March 25, 2020 - Resource: OIG Issues Telehealth FAQs

March 23, 2020 - COVID-19: CMS Issues Telemedicine Toolkit

March 20, 2020 - Governor Expands Access to Telehealth Services Executive Order No. (7G)

March 20, 2020 - DEA's Expansion of Prescribing Controlled Substances Via Telemedicine

March 19, 2020 - Updated to include FAQs March 20, 2020 - COVID-19: OCR HIPAA Enforcement Discretion for Telehealth

March 18, 2020 - Medicaid Telehealth Expansion and Guidance

March 17, 2020 - COVID 19: New HHS Waivers

March 17, 2020 - Expansion of Medicare Telehealth Benefits and Co-Pay Waivers During the COVID-19 Outbreak

March 17, 2020 - OCR Bulletin, Civil Rights and COVID-19

March 16, 2020 - OHS Issues Guidance Regarding the Certificate of Need Process

March 16, 2020 - Determining Work Restrictions for Healthcare Personnel Exposed to COVID-19: CDC Recommendations

March 15, 2020 - COVID-19: New CMS Waivers

March 15, 2020 - Governor Lamont Issues Two Executive Orders In Response to Ongoing COVID-19 Developments in Connecticut

March 14, 2020 - COVID-19: Privacy Considerations for Health Care Providers

March 13, 2020 - Major Insurers Waive Coronavirus Testing Costs, Unpacked

March 11, 2020 - Guide for an Organizational Response to Coronavirus

For Employers

May 12, 2020 - Governor Lamont Issues Guidelines for "Reopen Connecticut - Phase 1"

April 29, 2020 - DOL Clarifies CARES Act Unemployment Rules for Nonprofits and Municipalities

April 29, 2020 - What We Know and Don’t Know About the Latest Presidential Proclamation Affecting U.S. Immigration

April 24, 2020 - The USDOL Clarifies When An Employer Can Require An Employee To Use Accrued Paid Leave Under the FFCRA

April 22, 2020 - Connecticut Modifies Mask Rule in Workplaces, Creates Exceptions in Solitary Spaces

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April 18, 2020 - New Mandatory Mask Rules Now In Effect for Essential Workplaces and Stores

April 16, 2020 - Shared Work Program: From Unknown Program to Starring Role in Pandemic

April 9, 2020 - Data Privacy Concerns: Tips for Teleworking During Coronavirus

April 8, 2020 - State and Feds Issue New Safe Workplace Rules for Essential Businesses

April 8, 2020 - Webinar: Understanding the Federal Stimulus Package

April 2, 2020 - Ten Things You Need To Know About Unemployment Payments Under The CARES Act

April 2, 2020 - DOL Officially Releases Regulations on Paid Leave, Adding Some New Wrinkles

March 31, 2020 - CARES Act Makes Significant Changes for Employers

March 31, 2020 - Webinar: In the COVID-19 Pandemic, What Comes Next For Employers?

March 30, 2020 - Immigration-Related Issues During the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 29, 2020 - USDOL Clarifies Exemptions to Paid Leave Provisions Under FFCRA for Healthcare Providers, Emergency Responders and Small Businesses

March 27, 2020 - USDOL Issues Second Round of Guidance on COVID-19 Paid Leave

March 25, 2020 - USDOL Issues Guidance on COVID-19 Paid Leave Provisions

March 23, 2020 - Executive Order No. 7J: New DECD Guidance and Rules of the Road for "Stay Safe, Stay Home"

March 21, 2020 - COVID-19 Update: Connecticut's "Stay Safe – Stay at Home Order"

March 24, 2020 - Webinar: COVID-19 Pandemic - Managing and Protecting Your Employees Globally

March 19, 2020 - Update: President Trump Signs Emergency Leave Law: What this Means for Your Business

March 18, 2020 - Take Two: House Knocks Out Several Paid Leave Provisions in FFCRA Revision

March 17, 2020 - Employers Contemplating Layoffs Have No Good Choices Except Perhaps WARN To Follow

March 16, 2020 - House Bill Expands FMLA Leave and Paid Sick Leave Due to COVID-19

March 16, 2020 - COVID-19: Taking Employees' Temperatures

March 13, 2020 - IRS Issues Coronavirus Relief for High Deductible Health Plans

March 11, 2020 - The Governor Declares Emergencies Over COVID-19: What Does This Mean To Employers?

March 9, 2020 - With Coronavirus in Connecticut, Some Preliminary FAQs for Employers

For Updates Related to Real Estate, Construction and Environmental

>> Visit our COVID-19: Real Estate Leasing page for updates specific to Real Estate Leasing for CT and NY

May 28, 2020 - COVID-19: Update to Moratoria on Evictions and Foreclosures in New York

May 22, 2020 - COVID-19: Will Shutdown Orders Excuse A Party's Failure To Perform Under A Retail Lease?

May 19, 2020 - COVID-19: Operating Clause Considerations for Retail Tenants and Landlords

May 13, 2020 - Executive Order 7MM Simplifies Local Approvals Process for Outdoor Dining and Sale of Goods

May 7, 2020 - Land Use and Building Permit Deadlines Stayed by Executive Order

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May 6, 2020 - COVID-19: Non-Recourse Loans and Recourse Liability Triggers for Landlords

April 27, 2020 - New Coronavirus Relief Bill Replenishes SBA's Paycheck Protection Program

April 21, 2020 - COVID-19: Handling Monetary Defaults and Security Deposits under Commercial Leases

April 15, 2020 - COVID-19: Governor Lamont Issues Additional Protections for Residential Renters

April 13, 2020 - COVID-19: As Government Orders Require Businesses to Shut Down, Landlords and Tenants Should Review Condemnation Clauses In Their Leases

April 9, 2020 - COVID-19: New Mandatory Safe Workplace Rules for Construction Sites in Connecticut - Executive Order 7V

April 8, 2020 - COVID-19: Governor Lamont Limits Connecticut Hotel Stays and Short-Term Rentals

April 6, 2020 - Connecticut Environmental Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 2, 2020 - COVID-19: Mortgage Forbearances and Moratoria on Evictions and Foreclosures

March 31, 2020 - COVID-19: Lease Modification Considerations for Landlords

March 28, 2020 - COVID-19: Stimulus and Relief Packages for Property Owners and Businesses

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

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

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

March 18, 2020 - COVID-19: Delays May Affect Construction Project Schedules and Budgets

March 16, 2020 - COVID-19: Force Majeure Clauses in Leases and Contracts in New York and Connecticut

For Manufacturers

April 22, 2020 - FDA Issues EUA for Limited Use Face Masks

April 10, 2020 - COVID-19: Funding for Manufacturers Producing Critical Medical Equipment and Supplies

April 9, 2020 - EPA Loosens Regulatory Requirements for Disinfectant Manufacturers

April 6, 2020 - Connecticut Environmental Compliance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 30, 2020 - Immigration-Related Issues During the Coronavirus Outbreak

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For Schools

>> COVID-19 Update - Pro Bono Assistance Available to Help School Volunteers Make and Donate Much-Needed Personal Protective Equipment

May 21, 2020 - CDC Publishes New Guidelines for Reopening Schools

May 12, 2020 - COVID-19 Executive Orders Affecting Education and Child Care

April 29, 2020 - The FFCRA and Limited FICA Tax Relief for Governmental Employers

April 28, 2020 - Bureau of Special Education Issues Updated Guidance on Continued Educational Opportunities and Special Education, Model Templates and Guidance for Children Turning Three During the COVID-19 Health Emergency

April 23, 2020 - AISNE Webinar for Independent Schools: Compliance Considerations of Federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Loans

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April 14, 2020 - Commissioner Cardona Announces Guidance on Non-Renewal Process and Tenure Timelines

April 13, 2020 - FAQs for Independent Schools Considering a Loan Under the Paycheck Protection Program of the CARES Act

April 1, 2020 - Executive Order Extends Funding, Employment And Preservation of Services for Schools

April 1, 2020 - CARES Act: The Education Stabilization Fund

March 31, 2020 - Student Privacy Policy Office Releases Guidance on Virtual Learning

March 25, 2020 - Bureau of Special Education Issues Guidance on Continued Educational Opportunities and Special Education During COVID-19 Pandemic

March 24, 2020 - Commissioner of Education Relaxes Portion of Student Data Privacy Law During School Closure

March 23, 2020 - OSERS Issues Additional Guidance Related to Remote Delivery of Special Education and Related Services

March 22, 2020 - UPDATE: Student Data Privacy and COVID-19

March 19, 2020 - Resource Links for Connecticut Institutions of Higher Education and Private Occupational Schools in Response to COVID-19

March 17, 2020 - OSERS Issues Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Outbreak

March 17, 2020 - Prompt Examination of COVID-19 Impact on School Business Operations Advisable

March 17, 2020 - Student Data Privacy and COVID-19

March 16, 2020 - COVID-19: Additional Guidance Regarding FOIA, Timeline Waivers and Budget Extensions

March 13, 2020 - U.S. Department of Education Issues Q&A Addressing Coronavirus and Student Privacy Implications

March 10, 2020 - Preparing for School Closures: Key Takeaways from New State Guidance and Special Education Considerations

March 6, 2020 - Prevention and Response: Planning for Coronavirus in Connecticut Public Schools

March 5, 2020 - Prevention and Response: Planning for Coronavirus in Independent Schools

State Guidance for Schools - click link to access a list of state guidance documents

Federal Guidance for Schools - click link to access a list of federal guidance documents

For Taxpayers and Tax Return Preparers

May 22, 2020 - Opportunities and Pitfalls in IRS Pandemic-Related Relief for Cafeteria Plans

May 7, 2020 - IRS Announces That It Will Not Allow Any Deduction for Expenses Funded by Forgiven PPP Loans

April 13, 2020 - IRS Extends More Tax Filing and Payment Deadlines

April 2, 2020 - Connecticut DRS Extends April 15, 2020 Filing and Payment Deadlines for Gift Tax Returns

March 31, 2020 - Connecticut DRS Extends March and April 2020 Filing and Payment Deadlines for Some Sales/Use and Room Occupancy Tax Returns

March 30, 2020 - Massive Coronavirus Stimulus Package Contains Many Significant Tax and Employee Benefits Provisions

March 30, 2020 - FFCRA Payroll Tax Credit for Employers

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For Financial Institutions

March 31, 2020 - CARES Act: Bankruptcy Relief for Small Businesses

General Guidance

May 27, 2020 - COVID-19: Governor Lamont's Executive Orders for the State of Connecticut

May 14, 2020 - New Guidance on the Paycheck Protection Program For Small Businesses

April 27, 2020 - New Coronavirus Relief Bill Replenishes SBA's Paycheck Protection Program

April 24, 2020 - Expedited Review for COVID-19 Procompetitive Collaborations

April 10, 2020 - Joint US/UK Guidance on Identifying and Preventing COVID-19 Related Cyber Attacks

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