Does the Connecticut Mask mandate end? – NBC Connecticut
Do you need to wear a mask outdoors or indoors in the state of Connecticut?
The answer depends on several questions:
- Are you fully vaccinated?
- Are you inside or outside?
- If you are outside, is it in a crowded setting?
Updated Connecticut Outdoor Mask Guidelines
With updated state and federal recommendations, many are asking “Should I wear a mask outside?”
On April 27, Gov. Ned Lamont announced that the state would follow new guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on wearing masks outdoors, according to which fully vaccinated people do not need to cover their necks. face unless they are in a crowd of strangers. .
The CDC now says fully vaccinated people can safely dine in outdoor restaurants without masks and with people from different households. The CDC said it was “less safe” for unvaccinated people to dine out with people from other households and should remain masked when possible in these situations.
The CDC said people fully vaccinated should keep their masks on during crowded outdoor events, such as a live performance, sporting event or parade, or in crowded spaces.
The change in guidelines began immediately.
The CDC guidelines also described some situations in which unvaccinated people may go out without a mask.
These activities are:
- Walk, run or cycle outdoors with members of your household
- Attend a small outdoor gathering with fully immunized family and friends
Unvaccinated people can safely attend a small outdoor gathering with vaccinated and unvaccinated people, but should wear a mask in these situations.
On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updated guidelines on safe indoor and outdoor activities for fully vaccinated people – that is, those who received their last COVID-19 vaccine ago. has at least two weeks.
It is not safe for unvaccinated people to attend crowded outdoor events, even with a mask on, the CDC said.
The CDC advises Americans to check city, county, and state rules when traveling, as the rules may be different in your area.
Dr Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control, gives advice on what people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 can do safely indoors and outdoors.
Guidance of the inner mask
Current state guidelines state that “cloth masks or headgear that cover a person’s nose and mouth must be worn in public and that a distance of six feet is inevitable, whether at inside or outside. This does not apply to anyone who does. Would be against their health due to a medical condition. “
Connecticut still needs masks in indoor businesses, except when you eat or drink on a break, or in workplaces where you are alone in a remote or confined space.
The governor said rules for indoor masks will remain in effect until further notice.
The CDC still encourages the use of indoor masks in public spaces.