Do I have to wear a mask in public?


Effective at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020, any person in a public place in Connecticut who cannot or does not maintain a safe social distance of six feet must cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering.


A mask or cloth face covering is also required when using a taxi or ride-share, public transit, or at any semi-enclosed transit stop or waiting area.


You are not required to use a mask or cloth face covering if it is contrary to your health or safety because of a medical condition, a child in a child care setting, anyone under the age of 2 years, or an older child if the parent, guardian or person responsible for the child is unable to place the mask safely on the child’s face.



If you decline to wear a mask or face covering because of a medical condition as described above, you are not required to produce medical documentation verifying the stated condition.