The Bridgeport Regional Business Council and our Affiliate Chambers of Commerce in Bridgeport, Stratford, and Trumbull are working to find multiple ways we can assist business and the community as we all navigate challenges created by COVID-19.

We invite you to visit our website and this landing page often for regular updates from our members and our partners.

VIEW MEMBER NEWS AND COMMUNITY UPDATES BELOW
 
If you would like to include updates about your business, please link HERE to participate in a questionnaire that we have designed to identify and communicate services you are providing and/or the service adjustments you are making to address COVID-19 challenges.
 
The BRBC team is here for you and we will continue to communicate relevant information. Staff contact info can be found HERE. We encourage you to reach out to us via phone and email with any questions or concerns you may have.
 
Stay Healthy and we look forward to seeing you all soon!
 
Your BRBC Team
 

IMPORTANT LINKS:
 
A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT & CEO
1. VIDEO MESSAGE - COVID 19 - MARCH 18, 2020   PLEASE LINK FOR VIDEO
2. VIDEO MESSAGE - COVID 19 - MARCH 26, 2020 PLEASE LINK FOR VIDEO

STATE OF CONNECTICUT
 
ESSENTIAL BUSINESS GUIDELINES FROM THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT LINK HERE
 
STATE OF CONNECTICUT RESOURCES: COVID 19 LINK HERE
 
STATE OF CONNECTICUT DECD RESOURCES: COVID 19 LINK HERE CT DECD Business Hotline at 860-500-2333, or email disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
 
ACCESS HEALTH CT: As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to threaten public health, Access Health CT announced a NEW SPECIAL ENROLLMENT PERIOD for these exceptional circumstances available through April 2, 2020 for qualified uninsured Connecticut residents. CT residents can see if they qualify by calling 1-855-365-2428 (Monday – Friday, 8 am - 5 pm) LINK HERE

SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION RESOURCES: COVID 19 LINK HERE
SBA Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955

HARTFORD HEALTHCARE - ST.VINCENTS MEDICAL CENTER RESOURCES LINK HERE

YALE NEW HAVEN HEALTH  - BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL RESOURCES LINK HERE

CITY OF BRIDGEPORT RESOURCES: COVID 19 LINK HERE

TOWN OF STRATFORD RESOURCES: COVID 19 LINK HERE

TOWN OF TRUMBULL RESOURCES: COVID 19 LINK HERE

TOWN OF EASTON RESOURCES: COVID 19 LINK HERE

TOWN OF FAIRFIELD RESOURCES: COVID 19 LINK HERE

TOWN OF MONROE RESOURCES: COVID 19 LINK HERE

TOWN OF SHELTON RESOURCES: COVID 19 LINK HERE


MEMBER UPDATES:
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AT&T is waiving domestic wireless voice and data overage fees for customers nationwide.  These fees will be retroactively waived, dating back to March 13th. This commitment is in addition to AT&T participation in FCC Chairman Pai’s “Keep Americans Connected Pledge.”  We will not terminate the service of any wireless, home phone or broadband residential or small business customer because of their inability to pay their bill due to disruptions caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Contact 800-288-2020 for AT&T broadband, residential wireless or small business services and 611 from your AT&T device for wireless. See all the commitments AT&T has made to support customers, including expansion of our low cost home broadband service, on our COVID-19 customer page: https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html

Public safety remains a top priority and FirstNet liaisons at AT&T are currently embedded with state and federal emergency operations centers (EOC). FirstNet provides first responders with the unthrottled connectivity and priority communications they need to respond during this public health emergency. Learn more about FirstNet here: https://about.att.com/pages/COVID-19.html#responders


Bridgeport Holiday Inn & Conference Center - COVID 19 Update
The Bridgeport Holiday Inn & Conference Center is wishing all the best to
the Greater Bridgeport community during the COVID 19 Crisis.
 
In an effort to support our community as they practice safe social distancing
the Holiday Inn is offering curbside pick-up for meals.
 
Please see menu for our TO GO meals with curb side service.
 
 
JUST FOUR EASY STEPS!
  1. Call 203.334.1234 x 5181 to place your order
  2. Pay with credit card
  3. Go to Back Entrance located on Middle Street across from parking garage.
  4. Call 203.334.1234 x 5181 when you arrive and we will bring your order out to your car.

Link to Connect with Holiday Inn


Bianco Rosso
Order online. Takeout, curbisde pickup and delivery options. Special family style prix fixe for 2,4 or 6.

Brody Printing Company - COVID 19 Update
The Brody Printing team wishes the best for the entire community in these unprecedented times. Currently open for business, Brody has taken extra precautions with the well-being of customers and employees. As a family-owned business, safety is a top priority.
 
Brody Printing Company is proud to be part of a community that has taken the current situation seriously, enabling businesses to continue to run efficiently while keeping everyone safe. The community can continue to count on Brody Printing Company for printing needs with confidence. Forever grateful to patrons, Brody wishes everyone the very best as we weather this together. 

CBIA RESOURCES: COVID 19 LINK HERE

Center for Family Justice - Offering Crisis Services 

City Line Florist - COVID 19 Update
City Line Florist cares deeply about our customers, and we wanted to let you know we are committed to continuing to serve our local and online community during the COVID-19 pandemic as safely and for as long as we possibly can. To help ensure the health and safety of our customers, employees, and community we have transitioned to "No Contact Delivery" and "Curbside Pickup" for local deliveries.

ClearCaptions - COVID 19 Update
ClearCaptions is committed to safety and well being of individuals with hearing loss during the current COVID-19 situation. Should you have questions related to FREE call captioning services available to qualified individuals contact John Noonan;
 
FEDERAL LAW PROHIBITS ANYONE BUT REGISTERED USERS WITH HEARING LOSS FROM USING INTERNET PROTOCOL (IP) CAPTIONED TELEPHONES WITH THE CAP-TIONS TURNED ON. IP captioned telephone service may use a live operator. The operator generates captions of what the other party to the call says. These captions are then sent to your phone. There is a cost for each minute of captions generated, paid from a federally-administered fund. ©2020 ClearCaptions, LLC. All rights reserved. 2361-202003

ConnectiCare - COVID 19 Update

DSSD Downtown Special Services District
DSSD has increased clean team hours dedicated to maintaining the cleanliness of Downtown Bridgeport's public spaces. They are also increasing communications with community members, particularly businesses, regarding available resources. The Bridgeport Downtown Special Services District has compiled emergency operations and business assistance information related to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, current as of March 17, 2020

Fairfield County COVID-19 Resiliency Fund has been established by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation
The New Fund will rapidly deploy resources to trusted, front line community organizations that meet the basic needs of local residents in Fairfield County. This includes low-income individuals without health insurance and/or access to sick days; immigrants; persons with disabilities; and communities of color, among others. The Fund has been set up with generous seed funding from a cross-section of individuals, private foundations, corporations and others.  

Fortuna's Catering of Bridgeport - COVID 19 Update
Delivery to your office or home with specials listed on Facebook: Fortuna's Catering Co. or Instagram: @fortunascateringco. Our regular menu is available as well. For meetings, we are individually wrapping each item (i.e., sandwiches, salads) and individual drinks and cookies) We adhere to our usual safe sanitizing practice.

Hampford Research, Inc. - COVID 19 Update
The Hampford Research team is using its Pandemic Flu Plan to guide actions.
They have enhanced cleaning protocols, instituted social distancing, replaced meetings with conference calls, limited visits from customers and suppliers/contractors and looked at various scenarios and possible responses in order to continue to meet customer needs. They have reviewed policies on employee sick time and telecommuting and made appropriate adjustments. At this time, they remain open but meet daily to review new developments at the local, state, federal and industry level to determine the need to adjust any policies or decisions. Fluid decision making is a key focus to allow the ability to adjust plans as new information arises. Keeping the HRI team and partners up-to-date (but not overwhelmed) with information and changes to the situation remains a priority.

Minuteman Press of Shelton - COVID 19 Update
These are uncertain times for us all, but we would like to assure you, as being a vendor to essential businesses we will continue to meet our obligations for production and distribution of your print and related materials. At this time, we are maintaining normal office hours, production capacity, and delivery schedules, and will keep you up to date if anything changes. Curbside pick up options are available so please call us first in order to arrange for this as our Customer Showroom is closed to walk in traffic.

At MInuteman Press of Shelton our drive to deliver for you is matched by our commitment to the health and safety of our employees and families. We are all working together to follow CDC, State, and local government recommendations to maintain a healthy work environment. This includes reducing face-to-face contact as much as possible, regularly disinfecting/cleaning our shared spaces, and maintaining 6 foot social distancing procedures.

We wish you all the best at this difficult time, and appreciate your business. Your friends here at Minuteman Press of Shelton.

Paul Davis Restoration - COVID 19 Update
Paul Davis Restoration has implemented a CDC and EPA approved building cleaning solution that has been proven to be very effective in treating structures either affected by the COVID-19 virus or used as a method to reduce the risk of spreading the virus in your place of business. The delivery method is a combination of fogging and spraying of the Res-Q Disinfectant and thorough wiping of all surfaces.
 
Let Paul Davis Restoration know via the link below if you have any questions regarding our COVID-19 building treatment process and if you would be interested in a free no obligation estimate and inspection of your property. Paul Davis Restoration wishes you and your team a safety and good health.

The Strategies Group, LLC - COVID 19 Update
As a full-service Health Insurance Agency, The Strategies Group, LLC remain steadfast in our commitment to ensure everyone has access to the healthcare coverage they may need during this trying time. As an essential service, we are maintaining regular business hours, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM and are fully equipped to help you remotely, without the need for any face to face contact.
 
As a result of the Pandemic, there has been an uptick in the number of companies needing to downsize and lay people off. From an access to healthcare perspective, a loss of job creates something called a "life-changing event", which in turn qualifies individuals for Special Enrollment Period (SEP) via Access Health CT (AHCT), Connecticut's health insurance marketplace. This SEP allows individuals to purchase healthcare coverage (sometimes with financial subsidies provided by the government), outside the normal annual enrollment period. AHCT has announced a second type of Special Enrollment Period (SEP) available through April 2, 2020. As these are exceptional circumstances, this type of enrollment can only be done directly through AHCT. Please see the Access Health link above in State Resources. 
 
For help your insurance needs in this difficult time we are here for you. Link to Connect with The Strategies Group, LLC

Town of Stratford Launches Landing Page on Website to Support Stratford Restaurants
BRBC members are highlighted below, but many more to see...LINK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE LISTING
 
Cibus Latin Fusion
1 Woodend Road, 203-908-4300
We are constantly wiping down everything, using our sanitizer buckets. Uber Eats has free delivery and we are doing take-out. For more info, visit us on Facebook here.
 
DiRoma's Pizzeria
817 Success Ave., 203-612-7797
Cheese slices will be on the house indefinitely from 11-2pm until this corona virus madness comes to an end. We are trying to do our best as a small business in CT to do everything we can to help all those who help support us each day, especially in times like these! Share this so people know they can grab a slice, especially if they’re hungry and unemployed because of the situation right now! (Limit one slice a day-11-2pm) For more info, visit us on Facebook here.
 
Donut Crazy
3690 Main Street, 203-386-1999
As mandated by the state of CT, and in an effort to keep our customers and employees safe in this time of need, all of our locations will be operating as TAKE-OUT ONLY, except for Westport, which has closed until further notice. All locations have undertaken even stricter cleaning guidelines, but please feel free to call ahead any orders to limit contact time. Take care of each other, check in with neighbors, and stay home as much as possible for the sake of our communities. We'll be back soon. - Donut Crazy Fam. For more info, visit us on Facebook here.
 
Knapp's Landing
520 Sniffens Lane, 203-378-5999
Offering take-out specials, including family meals. For more info, visit us on Facebook here.
 
Open Door Tea 
3552 Main Street, 203-345-9659
Offering daily specials for take-out. Exercising diligent cleaning practices. For more info, visit us on Facebook here.
 
Oar & Oak 
7365 Main Street, 203-362-5942
Open for take-out or UberEats daily at 3pm. Offering daily specials. For more info, visit us on Facebook here.
 
Riverview Bistro
946 Ferry Blvd., 203-690-1616
Offering 20% off take-out orders, lunch or dinner. Offering discounted Family Meals that feed 4 people. Prepay and receive curbside pick-up. For more info, visit us on Facebook here. 
 
Two Roads Brewing and Area Two Experimental Brewing 
1700 Stratford Avenue, 203-355-2010
In an effort to keep patrons safe and practice social distancing, we have closed the Two Roads and Area Two tasting rooms as of Monday until further notice. However, our tasting room company store is open to the public for merchandise beer to go. We are also now offering Beer-2-Go Mobile Ordering where you can order your favorite Two Roads & Area Two beers ONLINE and schedule a pickup at your convenience at the brewery and we will delivery directly to your car.
 
Payments will be conducted online via credit card or Google Pay, as another layer of safety to help put customers at ease. In accordance with CT law, Two Roads can only sell one person 1152 oz per day. This breaks down to either 4 cases of 12 oz of beers, or 3 cases of 16 oz beers per patron. Credit card transactions only and all patrons must be 21+ . Please note, the name placing the order must match your ID. Online orders can be made. For more info, visit us on Facebook here. 
 
Windmill Tavern
400 Hollister Street, 203-378-6886
Take-out or delivery from 12pm - 7pm until further notice. We continue to follow CDC and local health guidelines including increased cleaning practices and sanitizing. For more info, visit us on Facebook here. 
 
Zack's Frozen Yogurt
60 Access Road, 203-378-7441
Zacks is meeting all of the proper sanitary requirements as well as taking extra precautions. We are open normal business hours but for take-out only. You can call us to place a pick order or you can order in the store however we are asking that no more than 10 costumers be in the store at the same time. We will be posting any new developments on our social media accounts. For more info, visit us on Facebook here. 

Town of Trumbull Launches Landing Page on Website to Support Trumbull Restaurants LINK HERE FOR THE COMPLETE LISTING
 

 
 
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