Gov. Ned Lamont of Connecticut issued an executive order mandating some type of face mask for everyone over the age of 2. The order took effect April 20.
“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 shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering,” the order reads.
The coverings are also required when using public transportation or when riding in a taxi, Uber or another ride-sharing service.
Additionally, essential employees — those who cannot work from home — are also required to wear a face mask or face covering.