|Friday, April 17, 2020|
|Dear partners, stakeholders, and Connecticut business owners:|
I hope this email finds you all weathering this crisis in good health and spirits.
The last time I communicated with you, Connecticut was firmly entrenched in the assessment phase of the COVID-19 crisis. I am pleased to tell you that we are now spending less of our time on assessing the issues and more on plans to reopen and recover.
We are looking to the day when we can reopen our economy in a way that balances commerce and public safety. We are moving closer to a plan to reboot our economy with protocols that safeguard our business owners and citizens. In the coming days, you will hear more from Governor Lamont and Connecticut’s leadership on this subject.
To properly guide our recovery plan, we need information and feedback from Connecticut’s businesses. This information will assist us in prioritizing the protocols and elements of the overall reopening plan. Your participation in the survey below is an important part of the process.
Below you will find a link to a second, follow-up business survey, that we have developed in partnership with DECD and CBIA. Our goal is to provide feedback to the state and policymakers regarding how Connecticut businesses have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. By having a “finger on the pulse”, the state can modulate its response, track how businesses have been affected by the pandemic and prioritize recovery initiatives.
I urge you to take the time to complete this second-phase, 17-question survey and share it with other Connecticut businesses. The more responses we have, the more meaningful the data.
We strongly encourage you to participate in the survey. Connecticut will get through this crisis together.
President & CEO