Hartford, Bridgeport reinstating indoor mask mandates as COVID-19 cases spike

Hartford and Bridgeport are reinstating indoor mask mandates in their cities, officials announced Tuesday.
Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced today he was reissuing an indoor mask mandate effective at midnight tonight.
Bridgeport officials also say their mask mandate will take effect at midnight tonight.
Ganim says those within the city are required to wear masks in indoor settings. He says the mandate includes municipal buildings, and all businesses. He says he also recommends wearing masks at parks, and settings where social distancing is not possible.
Hartford's mask mandate will apply to anyone indoors in Hartford, with exceptions for those with relevant medical conditions, those under the age of 2, those eating or drinking, and those who are alone in an indoor space or in an office setting where there are partitions between them and other people, the mayor's office wrote in a press release.
Hartford Superintendent Dr. Leslie Torres Rodriguez will also discuss Hartford Public Schools’ decision to require masking for all educators, staff, and students, which was previously communicated to the HPS community.
Stamford announced its new mask mandate today, and New Haven issued one last week.
Gov. Ned Lamont has left it up to local municipalities to decide whether they wish to mandate mask wearing inside.