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Gov. Lamont signs executive order allowing new fines for masks, large gathering mandate violators

Lt. Gov. Bysiewicz and transportation officials will be handing out masks to travelers this morning.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order Tuesday night allowing new fines for those who violate mask and social distancing orders.

The order goes into effect at 12:01 AM on Friday, September 18. 

Gov. Lamont said the new implementation would give cities and towns more leverage when people are breaking the rules.

Fines will be given by law enforcement and local public health officials.

The new fines include:

  • $100 for violating the mask order.
  • $250 for attending an event that exceeds the size limit.
  • $500 for organizing an event that exceeds the size limit.

As of right now, the capacity for events are:

  • 25 people indoors
  • 100 or outdoors

Read the full order below: 

Riders who refuse to wear one will be fined $50.