Do I have to wear a mask in public?


From May 19, 2021 the following safety protocols regarding use of face masks are in effect:

Outdoors: Masks are not required to be worn by anyone.

Indoors: Vaccinated individuals are not required to wear masks. Unvaccinated individuals must continue to wear masks.

Some businesses, state and local government offices, and certain events, may still require universal masking.

Masks will still be required in healthcare facilities, facilities serving vulnerable populations, public and private transit, correctional facilities, schools, and childcare.

On May 19 the Connecticut Department of Public Health will issue new guidance for masks in businesses, large gatherings and events, and more details on environments where masks will still be required. 

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

Governor Ned Lamont has shared a new guidance document with Connecticut businesses and the public to give a better understanding of the state’s recently modified face mask policies that went into effect on May 19, 2021. You can read the guidance document here.