Connecticut businesses planning on reopening in phase one (May 20) or phase two (June 17) later must self-certify with the state Department of Economic and Community Development and commit to complying with the state's sector guidelines.

After completing the online self-certification process, businesses will be provided with signage and a badge that employers can voluntarily post at their place of business or website.

You will be required to provide your company name, contact information, and indicate whether you are a minority or veteran-owned business as part of the certification process.

Review the state's sector guidelines to determine whether your business is eligible to reopen.

For additional information or questions about reopening, email or call the DECD's business hotline (; 860.500.2333).