WCC had to make significant district staffing reductions due to the directive to only require level 1 (essential) staff to physically report to work effective Tuesday, March 24, 2020, in response to the ongoing Covid-19 health crisis and the Governor’s directive to “work at home, stay at home” which is aimed at slowing the trajectory of the virus. The WCC mission to serve the needs of the people of Connecticut remains intact. There are no reductions in the number of commissioners. Commissioners remain fully dedicated and will continue to conduct hearings telephonically in order to not unnecessarily jeopardize the health of WCC staff and the public. WCC will evaluate as we go and make whatever reasonable adjustments to staff levels as are necessary and possible, to ensure WCC continues to function at the highest level possible during this health crisis. WCC will only be able to continue to function at the highest level possible, with the continued level of outstanding cooperation and patience by claimants and respondents.