Norwalk, Westport lift indoor mask mandates

Norwalk and Westport announced Thursday they are lifting their indoor mask mandates immediately.
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling made the announcement after talking with the city's Health Department.
Instead, there is now a mask advisory for indoor public places. Businesses may implement their own policies.
Over in Westport, First Selectman Jim Marpe issued an update that reads, "Over the past few weeks, the daily rate of COVID-19 cases in Westport has been trending downward and the Town continues to be in the 'gray' category (less than 5 cases/100,000). Therefore, in collaboration with Westport’s COVID-19 Emergency Management Team, as First Selectman, I am hereby rescinding Executive Orders #9 and #10 and lifting the mask mandate in indoor public settings in Westport, effective immediately."
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Westport residents are also being asked to respect the mask policies at establishments and locations where they remain in effect or where some may choose to maintain them for the safety and health of staff and customers.
The Emergency Management Team will continue to monitor the pandemic and the effects it may have on the health and safety of all Westport residents, businesses and visitors.