Gov. Lamont mobilizes national guard to help local hospitals amid coronavirus outbreak

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Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order Saturday that will mobilize the national guard to help local hospitals amid the coronavirus outbreak. 

He also ordered in-person government meetings to have remote access for the public. Those in need of Temporary Family Assistance will not have to attend in-person interviews before getting benefits.

Lamont is waving manufacturer registration requirements so more companies can make hand sanitizer.

The bill also allows groups preparing to hold an event to get a refund for certain liquor license application fees.

Certain requirements for childcare facilities and camps are being waived so children out of school have a place to go.

Lamont also announced changes to Shore Line East and Hartford Line Service. Shore Line East will run on a weekend schedule every day and trains will not run to and from Stamford. Hartford Line Trains will run on a Saturday schedule.

Restrictions were also eased to allow more state employees to telecommute. The state is waving certain requirements for employees to telecommute.

State employees who can't work because of coronavirus and who can't telecommute will get 14 days of paid sick leave in addition to their regular paid time off.

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