Government Relations Fall 2020 Update

Hello, All. If you are back to work, I hope this finds you and your practice safe, healthy, and thriving. If you are still on pause or working in a different manner, I hope you are well and finding rewards in what you are doing at the

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Fall 2020 President’s Message

Welcome to Fall 2020!   So many unknowns still.   Keep a positive attitude.  Reach out to family, friends and other therapists for support.  We are all navigating through difficult times. We are very fortunate to have Becca Torns-Barker (our current Conference Chair) and Nikki Arel (our current Government

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State of CT COVID-19 Guidance as of May 2021

Updated May 19, 2021 The Department of Public Health has issued this easy to use guideline for mask and face covering policies based on the new state regulations.   Updated May 18, 2021 We have some clarification from DPH, so here it goes: Other than indoor facemasks/face

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Reopening Guidelines are Here!

Here are the Reopening Guidelines released 6/7/2020 https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DECD/Covid_Business_Recovery-Phase-2/Prsnl-Srvcs_C3_v1.pdf Highlights Include: Practitioners are required wear face shields or eye protection and mask that covers the nose and mouth  Customers are required to wear masks that cover the nose and mouth  Gloves and capes/gowns are worn depending on industry

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Unemployment Benefits and Reopening

In Executive Order 7UU, dated June 1, 2020, Governor Lamont clarified the definition of “suitable work” as it pertains to returning to work as the state reopens. When filing weekly Unemployment Insurance (UI), the employee is asked if they refused suitable work. As businesses are reopening, there are

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Reopening Guide Status

Governor Lamont just announced on Twitter that Phase 2 goes into effect June 17! The latest information is that Governor Lamont will talk about the reopening guidelines during his press conference at 4:00 today, June 5, 2020, and the PDF will be posted on the DECD web

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Massage Therapy is Phase 2

It’s official! Governor Lamont announced today that all personal services (including massage therapy) would open in Phase 2, which is tentatively scheduled for June 20.  Self-certification will be required as part of the reopening process. You can learn more about that here: https://business.ct.gov/recovery The state has not rolled out any

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Membership Report

Jeff Shuman Hello to my AMTA-CT family! I know that there are tons of things to occupy our minds as we are sitting idle with our practices closed, but there are some great things we can be doing to improve our businesses and ourselves while anxiously awaiting

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Government Relations Report

Nikki Arel, Government Relations Chair First, we want to thank our lobbyist Paula, for all the input throughout the past two months, and our members who have sent kind words and are being understanding throughout these really weird days. As of March, COVID-19 took hold in the Northeast,

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Thank you Sue Barrett

We are sad to announce that Sue Barrett will be stepping down as Connecticut Conference Chair. Sue has done an amazing job the past few years heading this committee. Sue, thank you for your devotion to this conference.  It has survived in large part due to the

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