The Commercial Record’s coverage of the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the state’s real estate and finance industries, and the local economy.
Connecticut officially ended its indoor mask mandate for those vaccinated against COVID-19, but businesses, state and local governments may choose to require everyone to mask up.
Seventy-one percent of Connecticut adults have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday.
Fairfield County office vacancies hit an all-time high as leasing activity has plummeted during the pandemic, according to a brokerage report.
Boston-based hospitality consultants Pinnacle Advisory Group have formed a strategic alliance with CHMWarnick, which operates a Fairfield satellite office, to provide business strategies to help the struggling hotel industry recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The data is prompting state officials to now focus heavily on reaching people — especially younger residents — with the state’s fleet of mobile vaccination vans and walk-up vaccinations at more than 100 existing clinics.
Vaccine providers across Connecticut were busy rescheduling appointments Tuesday for the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
About 100,000 appointments for COVID-19 vaccinations were expected to be made on Thursday, the first day that anyone 16 years and older was allowed in Connecticut to sign up to get a shot.
The U.S. Small Business Administration will more than triple the maximum amount that small businesses and nonprofit organizations can borrow through the COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The loan limit will increase from $150,000 to $500,000 starting the week of April 6, and the time frame for economic injury will increase from six months to 24 months.
Yale epidemiologist Dr. Albert Ko, a top pandemic advisor to Gov. Ned Lamont, said Thursday he’s concerned about the different variants that have been detected in Connecticut, but he’s not opposing the state’s plans to eliminate capacity limits.
Connecticut plans to speed up the next age-based phase of its COVID-19 vaccination rollout, allowing everyone age 16 and older to begin making their appointments for a shot on April 5.