COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Hello Members. Please see below for an update from Governor Lamont (Connecticut), and the Department of Public Health relative to vaccination prioritization.  The information was released today, Monday, February 22, 2021. Eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines will be AGE-BASED going forward (except with respect to educators). Beginning March

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2021 Assembly of Delegates Update and Information

The Assembly of Delegates (AOD) is going to be virtual again this year and the AOD is accepting submissions for both Proposed Ideas for Position Statements (PIPS) and Discussion Topics (DT). Any member may submit a DT or PIPS, but there are some deadlines to note: May

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Connecticut Conference Update

I want to let everyone know that the CT-Chapter is not planning a Conference in April of 2021.  Due to the pandemic this will be the second conference we have had to pass on. We are looking forward to starting planning on a conference in April of

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Business Education Resources

The AMTA-CT Chapter leadership is working hard to gather and distribute COVID-related information as quickly as possible to keep you informed. Since March, Nikki Arel, AMTA-CT Government Relations Chair, has been fielding many questions related to operating a massage therapy business, from business plans to policies and

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Connecticut’s FMLA Begins Deductions This Month!

Have you heard??? The Connecticut FMLA program begins enrolling on November 23, 2020. If you have AT LEAST one employee, this is a requirement, and you need to understand your rules for compliance.  And did you know??? As a sole proprietor/self-employed business owner, you are ALSO eligible to enroll!

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In Other News

CT CARES Small Business Grant Program: Small businesses in Connecticut may be eligible for grant to help with recovery from ongoing challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic. A $50 million grant program has been established by the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD). Eligible businesses and nonprofits

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Delegate’s Report – Fall 2020

This year’s Assembly of Delegates (AOD) was virtual due to COVID-19 restrictions and I was saddened that we weren’t all getting together at the 2020 National Convention in person. This was a challenge being that I was not able to get more feedback from members at our

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Education Fall 2020 Update

We are pleased to welcome Susan Francis as the newest chapter leader to our AMTA-CT team. Susan enthusiastically took on the position of Education Chair this past spring when the former Chair, Amy Waite, was elected to the chapter’s Board of Directors. A 2011 Connecticut Center for

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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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