Governor directs first- and second-shift state employees not to report to work Tuesday

Gov. Dannel Malloy today announced that he is ordering all first- and second-shift state employees, who are designated as "nonessential," not to report to work on Tuesday, Jan. 27, in response to statewide winter storm conditions. State employees are encouraged to contact their supervisors for further guidance.

“After consulting with my emergency management team, we’ve decided to order all first and second-shift nonessential state employees not to report to work on Tuesday," said the governor. "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."

The state has a travel ban set to begin tonight at 9.

"If you are on the road after the ban begins, you are not only placing your life in danger, you are placing in danger the lives of first responders who would have to provide you with assistance if you become stranded," said Gov. Malloy. "Please stay off the roads and let the plows do their jobs.”

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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