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OEDC Newsletter - May 2021

5/24/2021

Please see information regarding COVID restrictions, Town of Orange Health Department reminder, and information regarding the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and webinars offered for guidance.  

STATE'S COVID RESTRICTIONS UPDATE

Effective May 1:

  • Bars that do not serve food can open for service outdoor only. Bars will still be prohibited from serving only alcohol indoors - food is still required when serving alcohol indoors.
  • The 8-person per table limit will be lifted for outdoor only. This limit will remain in effect for indoor dining.
  • The curfew for restaurants, entertainment venues, recreation venues, and theaters will be moved back an hour to midnight.

Effective May 19:

  • All remaining business restrictions will be lifted.
  • The Department of Public Health will issue recommendations for indoor and other large outdoor events, such as concerts, as well as clarify where masking will continue after May 19. Indoor masks will still continue.

SECTOR RULES

Town of Orange: A reminder to businesses to notify the Town of Orange health department (203-891-4732) if any employee becomes infected with the virus. The health department is available to assist you with any questions and they recommend businesses to encourage their employees to get vaccinated.

WHERE CAN I GET VACCINATED IN CONNECTICUT

RESTAURANT REVITALIZATION FUND (RRF): To help bring jobs back and revive the industry, the American Rescue Plan established the $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund (RRF) spearheaded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The RRF seeks to provide non-repayable funds to eligible food service businesses. Recipients are not required to repay funding as long as funds are used for eligible uses no later than March 11, 2023. Restaurants, bars, food trucks, breweries, wineries and more are encouraged to apply.

Applications are now open - links below:

Instructional Webinars with guidance on how to apply are offered on 5/6 & 5/13 (no cost but pre-registration required):

MAY 6 REGISTRATION and MAY 13 REGISTRATION

 

ORANGE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT EVENTS

1ST ANNUAL ARTISAN FEST & VENDOR FAIR: Vendor Registration is Open!

Scheduled on Thursday, 6/17/21, 2:30 pm - 6:30 pm. Exhibitors include a great mix of businesses, artisans, makers, and farmers from the area. The all-outdoor event will feature 60+ vendors, food trucks and live music. This new event takes the place of the 17-year run Orange Business & Community Expo.

REGISTER ON-LINE HERE

SEE MORE INFORMATION HERE

15TH ANNUAL OEDC GOLF TOURNAMENT: Save the date for Monday, September 27th, at Race Brook Country Club. We are pleased to partner with the Orange Volunteer Fire Department. We are currently accepting sponsorships! Call 203-891-1045 for information regarding sponsorships.

REGISTER TO PLAY HERE

MORE INFORMATION HERE


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