Stamford mayor: Mask mandate ends due to declining COVID-19 cases

Stamford Mayor David Martin announced Tuesday that the mask mandate implemented in August in the city has been lifted effective immediately.
He said that the change was made due to declining COVID-19 cases.
“I am very pleased to announce that Stamford’s mask mandate will be lifted effective immediately,” said Martin, in prepared remarks. “As evident by the City’s diminishing number Covid cases, the use of masks over the past few months has served to significantly decrease the spread of this virus in Stamford. In lieu of mandatory masks, residents should practice reasonable safety precautions and social distance when possible.”
A release sent by Martin’s office noted that “Stamford businesses are entitled to set their mask regulations and requirements at their own discretion. The mask mandate may be reinstated if COVID-19 cases begin to rise again as the holiday season begins.”
Masks will still be required in the Stamford Government Center.