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Stamford Attorney Sues State Over Face Mask Order

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A Stamford attorney is suing Governor Ned Lamont over his executive order requiring residents to wear face masks.

Lindy Urso says he’s opposed to Lamont’s overall response to the Covid-19 crisis, which he described as shutting down the state.

“The absurdity of the mask order just sent me over the top. In times of crisis, that’s when we have to be most vigilant against government overreach. It’s really a lot harder to undo government overreach than it is to stop it, so my aim right now is to stop it in its tracks.”

The executive order requires residents to wear face masks in public areas where social distancing is not possible. Lamont announced the order Friday. He said the order is guided by common sense and builds on mitigation strategies to reduce the spread of the virus. The order is set to go into effect Monday night.

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