Second shift non-essential state workers told to stay home

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy today announced that he has ordered all second-shift state employees who are designated as nonessential to not report to work on Wednesday, Nov. 26, in response to winter storm conditions across the state. State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance, said a release from the governor’s office.

“After consulting with my emergency management team, we’ve decided to order all second-shift nonessential state employees to not report to work today. I don’t like the term ‘nonessential’ because I think everyone does important work, but with poor road conditions I don’t want to put anyone in harm’s way,” said Malloy in the press release. “Considering the precarious driving conditions across the state and that this is traditionally the busiest travel day of the year, I want to urge all residents to be safe, avoid travel and stay home until the roads have been cleared.”

Second-shift state employees have staggered start times, which usually begin in the early to late afternoon. All state employees are encouraged to monitor the “Notification of Early Release/Late Opening for State Offices” page on the state’s Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security website for the latest updates on state office closures.

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