Gov. Lamont strongly recommends people wear masks when out in public

Gov. Lamont says Connecticut residents should wear masks when out in public during the COVID-19 pandemic.

News 12 Staff

Apr 16, 2020, 9:52 AM

Updated 1,468 days ago

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Gov. Lamont says Connecticut residents should wear masks when out in public during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He says the public can also expect to see an executive order issuing the wearing of masks in the coming days.
The order would specify who should wear masks and when.
Lamont says retail workers like grocery store workers, should be wearing masks.
Stop and Shop issued a statement earlier this week requiring all of their employees to begin wearing face masks when working.
 
The grocery store's requirement goes into effect today.
Lamont says people shopping at the grocery store should also wear masks.
He says N95 respirator masks should be reserved for health care workers and that everyone else should be wearing surgical masks or cloth face coverings.
Lamont says if you are walking around your neighborhood or open spaces that you should use discretion.
He says if you approach a group put your mask on and always continue to socially distance yourself from others.
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