To support your business, we are collecting a list of stores to post on our website who are currently offering online shopping, free delivery, curbside pick up, gift certificates or e-gift certificates. Local retailers, broadly defined as businesses primarily located within Greater New Haven or an existing partner of Visit New Haven, are welcome to apply for a listing. Depending on the response, we may have to limit the number of listings.
For easy access to the listings, please use www.ctshopsonline.com.
We've been thinking a lot about the small businesses and those businesses that provide essential goods and services to the community.
For small businesses, it isn't simply a matter of getting a weekly paycheck. It may be a matter of having a business in 2 months.
For market and grocery stores, providing at home delivery or curbside pick up is an invaluable service for at risk individuals and those who come in contact with at risk individuals to get the food and other supplies they need.
Adherence to the CDC and State of Connecticut public health guidance is expected. No one should go to work if they are ill or have been exposed to someone with COVID-19. Maintain heightened cleanliness in the facility. You all know the drill.
Preventing the spread of COVID-19 is the highest priority.
Avoiding a prolonged recession with workforce reductions and permanent business closings would also be beneficial. Some businesses are able to safely remain open, keep people employed and provide goods and services.
In that spirit, we are creating a list of businesses that are providing services with minimal person-to-person contact. We hope you will support them.