The Commercial Record’s coverage of the coronavirus outbreak’s impact on the state’s real estate and finance industries, and the local economy.
KeyBank Expands Wealth Management TeamApril 20, 2022 | Reprints | Unlock Link
Key Private Bank, KeyCorp’s wealth management division has expanded its wealth management team in Connecticut by hiring Tiffany Mazur as a relationship manager.
Lawmakers Hear Mixed Reactions to Extending Lamont’s OrdersBy The Associated Press | February 9, 2022 | Reprints | Unlock Link
Connecticut legislators, tasked with deciding whether to extend 11 of Gov. Ned Lamont’s remaining COVID-19 executive orders, heard starkly different opinions Tuesday about whether one order — the statewide mask mandate in schools and child care centers — should end this month, leaving future masking rules up to local officials.
CT Tops 500K Infections, Hospitalizations RiseBy The Associated Press | December 30, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link
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.
Lamont Calls Up National Guard to Distribute Tests, MasksBy The Associated Press | December 29, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link
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.
State to Distribute At-Home COVID-19 Tests, N95 MasksBy The Associated Press | December 28, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link
The state of Connecticut plans to distribute 3 million at-home COVID-19 rapid tests and 6 million N95 facemasks starting Thursday.
COVID-Related EIDL Program Ends on FridayBy Diane McLaughlin | December 28, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link
The Economic Injury Disaster Loan program for small businesses affected by COVID-19, a key financing option throughout the pandemic, will close on Friday.
State to Expand COVID-19 Testing Sites as Cases GrowBy The Associated Press | December 22, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link
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.
COVID-19 Hospitalizations Back Up to 500By The Associated Press | December 7, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link
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.
Hartford Hilton Apartment Plan Gains SupportBy Steve Adams | Commercial Record Staff | December 6, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link
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.
Free Rapid Tests Part of Biden’s Winter COVID StrategyBy Colin A. Young | State House News Service | December 3, 2021 | Reprints | Unlock Link
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.