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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB) -- Face coverings will now be required for people in public starting next week.

On Friday, Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order requiring masks or face coverings.

In the order, it says any person in a public place who is unable to or doesn’t maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet should cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering.

For steps from the CDC on how to make a homemade face covering, click here.

The order goes into effect at 8 p.m. on April 20.

RELATED: How to properly wear a face mask for COVID-19 protection

It goes on to say that people should also use a mask or cloth face covering when using services like taxis, livery, ride-sharing, or any means of mass public transit.

To read the full details in the order, click here.

[It was previously reported the order would go into effect on April 21, as that is what the governor's office said in a press release]

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(7) comments

JF71

The title of this article is false and misleading. The governor has not, and cannot require face coverings with an executive order. For those who have not read the actual order here is the relevant section:

"Effective at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April

20, 2020, any person in a public place in Connecticut who is unable to or does not

maintain a safe social distance of approximately six feet from every other person shall

cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering.....If a person declines to wear a mask or face

covering because of a medical condition as described above, such person shall not be

required to produce medical documentation verifying the stated condition.

If you are going to post information, then do not spread false statements such as this.

Verdad

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html

Eyes On The Issues

Governor Lamont- You need to modify the order on face covering to include any business (Stores-Towns public or offices- Any enclosed space- businesses that have customers come into their location "must make their customers wear a face covering" What good is it if you walk into a store to buy something and a sick person is shedding virus and the air is full of virus? The concept is to stop the spread of the virus and on to products people buy. Any place that prepares food like Mcdonald's- those people wear it to not to get it on to food or counter space that food or food pack might get contaminated. this just doesn't cut it "In the order, it says any person in a public place who is unable to or doesn’t maintain a safe social distance of 6 feet should cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face covering." How is that effective? If you share a vehicle- basically you need it in any building that isn't your home. Unless you are a self employed business with no employees. Like a town hall- everyone inside should wear it. If you have an private sealed off office- then only when traveling to and from office and must keep the door closed. This order needs more beef to work.

subslag

'Required' to wear a mask?! Hey Vlad Lamont, you can ask, suggest, highly recommend or plead, but to tell me I am REQUIRED?!? Eff off! Socialists love a virus to instill fear in the weak minded so they fall in line like sheep!

Verdad

Then don't wear one. Quit whining about it.

subslag

verdad, go social distance yourself from life...

Rosie

I agree with Verdad!

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