Trumbull to businesses - Document everything

TRUMBULL — As social distancing practices and emergency measures because of the coronavirus pandemic continue to affect the local economy, Economic Development Director Rina Bakalar has a message for business owners — document everything.

Bakalar and First Selectman Vicki Tesoro posted a message to business owners on the town’s website offering what support and information they could.

“One of the most important things a business can do at this time is to be sure to document fully any losses from the COVID-19 situation,” they wrote. “If new resources become available, this information will be critical.”

With Gov. Ned Lamont implementing additional measures limiting social gatherings and non-essential work, many local stores have shuttered with no clear idea when they can reopen.

“We recognize the tremendous impact all of these measures have on the business community,” the statement read. “We greatly appreciate all of your efforts to keep residents safe, and to adapt and sustain your business and employees during this difficult time.”

Bakalar said the Economic Development Commission was compiling a list of restaurants in town that are offering takeout service, and would do the same for other businesses offering altered services.

“The problem is that the situation is changing from day to day, so we need businesses to send us updated information when things change,” Bakalar said.

Busnesses that have adapted their goods and services should send information to Details on all State of Connecticut orders and business guidance can be found on the state website.

“Thank you for the measures you have taken on behalf of your employees and customers,” the statement concluded. “We appreciate your patience and fortitude during these challenging times. We will continue to update you in the coming days.”