Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all first-shift non-essential state employees to stay home on Wednesday, Feb. 5, in response to winter storm conditions across the state, according to a press release from his office. The impact on second-shift employees will be evaluated later in the day. State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance.
“After having consulted with state agency officials and our weather forecasters, I am ordering all first-shift non-essential state employees to stay home today. I don’t like the term non-essential because I think everyone does important work, but with poor road conditions I don’t want to put anyone in harms way. I would also encourage private employers to follow the state’s lead,” said the press release.
“With heavy snow falling across the state and a mix of sleet and freezing rain on the way, I am asking residents to avoid unnecessary travel. In addition, I have instituted a soft ban on tandem trucks on our interstate highways.
“The bottom line is if you can stay home or work from home, please do.”