COVID-19 Business Resources

Reopening Guidance


For sector guidance on reopening please visit and follow the states guidelines posted on their website.​ As of May 19th, all remaining restrictions besides distancing while indoors will be lifted.

Outdoor Dining & Retail Sales


Outdoor dining and retail applications will be available for completion online. Applicants will need the following information to complete the application process:
  1. A legible, to-scale site plan
  2. A narrative of the proposed use including, but not limited to, explanation of how any noise, waste management, light, odor, pollution or environmental impact will be handled
  3. If you are requesting to use City-owned property, a certificate of insurance
The outdoor dining application is available here. We have also provided an FAQ document that will ensure that you are prepared for the online submission process and includes specifics regarding the site plan and insurance documentation. 

Please note: use of public paring spaces for outdoor dining is no longer allowed as of May 14th. Those who already have approved permits for their use may remain, however, the City will not longer be processing any additional requests.


Outdoor Dining & Retail Q&A Webinar YouTube Recording

PPE for Businesses

PPE Suppliers List
The state has provided a list of business that have PPE readily available for purchase. You can find the list here: https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Small-Business-Reopening-Resource-Guide/Suppliers

For the most up to date information on COVID-19 visit norwalkct.org/citynews.
For the most up to date public health information visit the CDCs website.
For the most up to date information on state programs and guidance visit the State's COVID-19 portal.
For questions on any program or to see if your business is essential please contact the DECD Small Business Hotline by phone at 860-500-2333. Inquiries may also be sent via email to COVID19.JIC@ct.gov.