Connecticut Governor’s Mask Mandate Allows Non-Police to Issue Fines

Connecticut Governor’s Mask Mandate Allows Non-Police to Issue Fines


Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) released his 70th executive order related to the coronavirus Tuesday by announcing fines of $100, which can now be issued by non-police officials, to violators of his mask mandate.

The governor’s executive order authorizes the state “Commissioner of Public Health, local health directors, district health directors, and their designees; municipal chief executive officers and their designees; and state and municipal police officers, peace officers …special police forces … and public safety departments of institutions of higher education to issue fines.”

A fine of $100 can be issued by any of the officials mentioned to any person who is not wearing a mask in a public place, save for those with medical exemptions.

Fines can be issued to those who, while outdoors, are not wearing a mask and not maintaining a distance of six feet from every other person.

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Businesses can be fined as well for any

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