Mask and face covering requirements:

As of May 19, 2021, Connecticut’s protocols regarding masks and face coverings were updated to align with the recently modified CDC recommendations. The protocols that are currently in effect statewide are as follows:


    • Masks not required


    • Vaccinated not required to wear masks
    • Unvaccinated must wear masks
    • Masks are required to be worn by everyone in certain settings such as healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, public and private transit, correctional facilities, schools, and childcare
    • Businesses and state and local government offices have the option to require masks to be worn by everyone in their establishments


Small Business Reopening Resource Guide
The Small Business Reopening Resource Guide is available online and includes valuable information about the following topics:
• Financial Needs – Comprehensive list of state and federal financing resources and advisory partners
• Employee Training & Support – General and industry-specific guidance about who should be trained and what training they need
• Physical Layout – Suggestions for maintaining operations while applying new social distancing standards
• List of Suppliers – Detailed list of suppliers to secure masks, face shields, gloves, cleaning supplies and other resources
The guide, which will also be available in Spanish in the next day or two, provides a starting point for businesses and will be updated as new information and guidance becomes available.


SBA Disaster Loan Assistance,

The Small Business Owners Guide to the CARES Act, click here for pdf, the-small-business-owners-guide-to-the-cares-act-003


CBIA Coronavirus Employer’s Guide and a review of the SBA Disaster Relief Program

Town of New Milford

For information regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19) please see the following links:
CDC and/or CT Department of Public Health. Information can also be found by dialing 2-1-1.

Businesses seeking financial assistance,

Like the Mayor’s facebook page to keep up with the latest info concerning the coronavirus,

Nuvance Health

The COVID-19 page has a lot of information. Key on this page is the FAQs page which has information on the community hotline set up by Nuvance.
Danbury Hospital is serving as the place where drive thru testing takes place and specimens are collected.

Additional links to help keep you informed.

• Governor Lamont is telling Connecticut residents to “Stay Safe, Stay Home.” All non-essential workers statewide are being directed to work from home, effective Monday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m.

• For the latest information, resources, executive orders, and guidance related to coronavirus (COVID-19), visit

CT Recovery Bridge Loan Program – eligibility and application information

• Here is a list of resources for food, kids lunches, daycare issues etc. Unfortunately, COVID-19 is quickly moving some of our friends and neighbors from ‘doing fine’ to ‘help is needed’.

Audio Recordings & E-books

Chamber Member Meeting with New Milford Town Officials

Lunch & Learn Seminar “Relaunching Your Business” (Zoom meeting).  Click here to get 12 Page e-book How to Successfully Relaunch your Business.



Upcoming Events

October 2nd & 3rd RiverFest, Fireworks at 7 pm on Oct. 2nd

November 27th – Tree Lighting Ceremony


For a list of upcoming Chamber and community events, please visit the Calendar of Events page at

See below for more.


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