Is a legal challenge to Connecticut’s emergency powers during COVID-19 moot or an opportunity to legally vet them ahead of future crisis?
The mask mandate at all 17 CSCU campuses will switch to “mask-optional” everywhere, including classrooms, starting April 4.
Masks will still be required in classrooms, labs and studios, but in most campus settings, masks will be “recommended” as of Friday.
As COVID cases have spiked and the governor resists a mask mandate, shops and restaurants are on their own.
COVID-19 is spreading rapidly in Connecticut’s second-largest city, where the positivity rate has tripled over the past three weeks.
With less than 30% of nursing home staff having received a booster shot, some providers are considering a booster mandate.
Connecticut is expanding testing for COVID-19, but no new restrictions or mandates are contemplated, the governor said Monday.
Gov. Ned Lamont has no plans to impose new mandates on wearing masks or showing evidence of vaccination.
“At this stage, it is still something that is up to the individual cities and towns,” said Lamont’s spokesman.
A hearing called by House GOP conservatives on COVID mandates exposed deep distrust in science, the media and government.
The Lamont administration will brief legislative leaders today on the COVID-19 mandates it deems vital to continue past Sept. 30.
Higher vaccination rates do not necessarily correspond with lower rates of new cases on the town level.
Gov. Ned Lamont visited a school district where the superintendent says masks are not an issue.
Gov. Ned Lamont said the mask mandate is necessary to protect kids who are unvaccinated.
The governor said he did so at the request of municipal officials who want to adopt indoor masking requirements.