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Statement From Governor Lamont’s Office on Sector Rule Enforcement in Bristol

(HARTFORD, CT) – Max Reiss, Director of Communications for Governor Ned Lamont, today released the following statement regarding the announcement made this afternoon by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection that it has issued a summary suspension of the liquor permit for an establishment in Bristol that was found to be in violation of sector rules implemented in response to the ongoing COVID-19 public health crisis:

“This latest action by the Department of Consumer Protection shows once again that establishments that are not operating in the interests of public health will not go unnoticed. The sector rules are in place for one reason – to keep customers and employees safe. We must give credit to local authorities for taking the COVID mitigation measures seriously, and the State of Connecticut will step in with these kinds of actions if necessary. Enforcement of these rules is a tool in the toolbox to keep residents safe.”

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