Governor Lamont signed his 29th executive order since the statewide emergency declaration. Lamont says the order builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the coronavirus.

Per the order, on April 21, 2020, any person in a public place in Connecticut who is unable to or does not maintain a safe social distance of approximately six feet from every other person must cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering.

In addition, individuals must use a mask or cloth face covering when using the services of any taxi, car, livery, ride-sharing or similar service or means of mass public transit, or while within any semi-enclosed transit stop or waiting area.

The commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development will be required to update the previously issued Safe Workplace rules and Safe Store rules.

If a person declines to wear a mask or face covering because of a medical condition, they will not be required to produce medical documentation.

As of the order, an additional 925 positive COVID-19 cases have been reported in Connecticut, bringing the statewide total to 16,809. To date, more than 55,462 patients have been tested in Connecticut. Approximately 1,946 patients are hospitalized. The total statewide total number of COVID-19 associated fatalities is 1,036.

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