Some CT cities have lifted mask warrants, others may this week
To wear a mask or not to wear a mask? It all depends on which Connecticut city you are in.
As COVID-19 numbers begin to stabilize and in some cases decline a bit in the state, many cities are considering lifting their indoor mask warrants for those who are vaccinated.
According to wtnh.com, this week, many cities in the region will consider lifting their mask mandates. It’s happened in cities like Danbury, Glastonbury and Windsor before. Manchester lifted its mandate on Friday October 15, leaving the decision of the mask to local business owners to choose whether they want to continue applying it themselves.
Meanwhile, there are other cities like East Hartford that are not yet ready to level up due to a substantial spread of the virus in that region.
According to CDC.gov, the term substantial spread means there are between 50 and 99 cases of COVID-19 per 100,000 people reported in the past seven days. The percentage of positivity is also the percentage of positive COVID-19 tests nationwide in the past seven days.
This data gives local authorities the ability to adhere to these guidelines and decide whether or not to consider removing your mask.
Now, just because a city is lifting their indoor mask mandate, there are certain places where regardless of the mandate you still have to wear your mask. According to ct.gov, masks are still mandatory in health facilities, public and private transport, prisons, schools and daycares.
Now, with each city having different restrictions, it could get a bit confusing, so it’s a good idea to have your mask handy just in case the city you live in hasn’t lifted its masks yet. mask requirements.