New London, Groton drop indoor mask mandates
New London and Groton have lifted their indoor mask mandates.
The mandates were lifted Wednesday, with officials citing high rates of vaccination and a steady decline in COVID-19 cases in the area.
In New London County, 81.7% of residents are fully vaccinated. That’s the second highest rate of vaccination of Connecticut’s counties.
As of last week, both municipalities had close to the same rates of vaccination — just over 58%.
The state still requires masks be worn in health care facilities, schools and places with vulnerable populations.