Empty House chamber at the state Capitol in Hartford (CTNewsJunkie file photo)

HARTFORD, CT — Democratic and Republican legislative leaders will continue to postpone committee meetings and public hearings until April 23.

The Legislative Office Building, State Capitol, and the Old State House will remain closed during that time.

Legislative leaders said they will speak April 13 to determine if further action needs to be taken.

In a joint statement, Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, Senate President Martin M. Looney, House Majority Leader Matt Ritter, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, House Minority Leader Themis Klarides, and Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano said:

“All Connecticut residents have been advised to stay home and stay safe. As a result, all committee meetings, public hearings, and other legislative business will be postponed until April 20. We will continue to take all necessary steps in order to protect the health and safety of Connecticut residents during this emergency.”