Connecticut residents now face fines if they aren’t wearing a mask in public or if they attend large gatherings.
Governor Ned Lamont announced yesterday that local authorities can now issue a 100 dollar fine for not wearing a mask in a public place, and 500 dollars for organizing an event that exceeds size limits.
There is also a 250 dollar fine for attending such an event.
Lamont said local municipalities suggested the fine system.
“Because it’s easier to issue. A hundred dollar fine opposed to heavier handed remedies. As some understand they can take it home. And I think it's the type of thing a public health official can issue like a variety of fines.”
The fines will be enacted through Executive Order by Lamont.
The state has also changed it’s travel advisory. Residents traveling to Connecticut from a hot state can now show proof of a negative covid test instead of quarantining for 14 days.