Important Resources for Workers and Businesses Facing COVID-19 Challenges

March 19, 2020

Important Resources for Workers During COVID-19 Challenges

Information for you or a business owner or employee you know.


The CT Department of Labor now has important information on unemployment benefits and frequently asked questions related to COVID-19 on their website at More help available at This includes information for workers and information employers can share with their employees.


The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved CT’s request asking the federal agency to issue a declaration that will enable Connecticut’s small business owners to receive economic injury disaster loans. Small businesses and nonprofit organizations in Connecticut that have been negatively impacted by the global COVID-19 outbreak are now eligible for disaster relief loans of up to $2 million from the SBA.

Small businesses can learn more about the program and apply for financial assistance at or call the SBA at 1-800-659-2955.

Small businesses with questions about this SBA loan program or other assistance provided at the state-level can call 860-500-2333 to speak directly with a Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD) representative.

How to Apply For A Disaster Loan
Visit the SBA website on Disaster Loans here.

The Three-Step Process: Disaster Loans
The Three-Step Process: Disaster Loans (en Espanol)


Also of note for businesses, The CT Department of Revenue Services has extended filing deadlines for certain annual state business tax returns. More on that here:—Press-Releases/2020/2020-Press-Releases/Effective-Immediately-DRS-Extends-Filing-Deadline-for-Certain-Annual-State-Business-Tax-Returns

For the most up to date information on Connecticut’s response to the coronavirus pandemic and resources visit