Connecticut Updates Mask and Face Covering Rule Narrowing Medical Exemption
On August 14, 2020, Connecticut issued Executive Order 7NNN which updates and supersedes Executive Order 7BB by requiring medical documentation in order for an individual to claim an exemption from the requirement to wear a mask or face covering in public places, businesses and other workplaces.
The basic mask rule remains unchanged. Any individual in a public place, who for any reason, is within six feet of someone else, must cover their mouth and nose. This specifically includes public transit and ride-sharing, taxis or livery services as well. While the previous rule required those “unable to” maintain a safe distance to wear a mask, that language was removed, presumably for the sake of clarity.