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 on Wednesday topped 500,000 coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic, as the omicron variant fueled new cases and pushed hospitalizations statewide over 1,100 for the first time since January.
Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday he is calling up nearly 100 members of the Connecticut National Guard to help distribute 3 million COVID-19 test kits and 6 million N95 masks.
The state of Connecticut plans to distribute 3 million at-home COVID-19 rapid tests and 6 million N95 facemasks starting Thursday.
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for small businesses affected by COVID-19, a key financing option throughout the pandemic, will close on Friday.
The number of COVID-19 testing locations and hours of available testing will expand over the next week or more as Connecticut continues to see more positive cases, driven in part by the fast-spreading omicron variant and an increased demand for testing.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s office reported Monday that the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Connecticut rose over the weekend to 500, just five months after dropping to a low of 25.
The Capital Region Development Authority is supporting developer Randy Salvatore’s plans to convert 147 rooms on the upper floors of the troubled Hartford Hilton hotel into apartments.
As COVID-19 cases surge around the country and scientists begin to get a better picture of a worrisome new variant circulating, President Joe Biden on Thursday laid out his strategy to control the pandemic this winter without putting new restrictions on the economy.
The World Health Organization says it could still take some time to get a full picture of the threat posed by omicron, a new variant of the coronavirus as scientists worldwide scramble to assess its multiple mutations.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Sunday that all the counties in Connecticut and Massachusetts are the sites of high or substantial transmission of COVID-19.