NOW, THEREFORE, I, NED LAMONT, Governor ofthe State ofConnecticut, by vittue ofthe authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the State of Connecticut, do hereby ORDER AND DIRECT:
I. Restrictions on Workplaces for Non-Essential Businesses. Effective on Mm·ch 23, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. and through April 22, 2020, unless earlier modified, extended, or terminated by me, all businesses and not-for-profit entities in the state shall employ, to the maximum extent possible, any telecommuting or work from home procedures that they can safely employ. Non-essential businesses or not-for-profit entities shall reduce their in-person workforces at any workplace locations by 100% not later than March 23, 2020 at 8 p.m. Any essential business or entity providing essential goods, services, or functions shall not be subject to these in person restrictions.