Starting Monday night, state residents will be required to wear face masks or face coverings while out in public. The executive order goes into effect today at 8:00 p.m.
Governor Lamont gave his daily COVID-19 update Monday afternoon. He was joined by Feng Zhang the developer of the How We Feel app and Dr. Lynn Sosa Deputy State Epidemiologist and Coordinator of the TB and STD Control Programs at the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
If you’re going to be out in the public like a grocery store or taking mass transit, and can't properly social distance, then you will be required to wear a cloth face covering, starting Monday at 8:00 p.m.
This could be a cloth mask, a bandana.
The order was put in place as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19.
An attorney out of Stamford is suing Governor Lamont over this new executive order.
The attorney says the order is unconstitutional and violates people’s rights and freedoms.
A spokesperson for the governor declined to comment.
The state later released its daily report of the number of people who are confirmed to have the virus, who is hospitalized and how many people have died.
In total there are 19,815 people who have been confirmed to have COVID-19, 1, 919 people have been hospitalized, and 1,331 people have died in association with the virus. Fairfield County has the most amount of deaths with 512 in the state followed by Hartford County which has 369.