East Hartford to impose mask mandate, with $100 fine for noncompliance

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East Hartford has joined other towns across the state in implementing an indoor mask mandate to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Mayor Marcia Leclerc announced Monday afternoon that the mask mandate would begin at midnight on Tuesday and apply to all residents ages 2 and older who are in indoor public spaces, regardless of vaccination status.

Exceptions to the mandate will be made for those eating or drinking, those spaced at least six feet apart or those with written proof of a qualifying exemption, including due to a medical condition, behavioral condition or disability. People who do not comply with the mandate will be subject to a $100 fine.

“It is imperative that all businesses and organizations follow this mandate as recommended by the CDC,” Leclerc said. “Businesses and organizations can help set the standard of protecting their employees and customers by adhering to the universal mask mandate during this fourth wave of the pandemic.”

Eliza Fawcett can be reached at elfawcett@courant.com.

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