State Rep. Harry Arora: CT ending indoor mask mandate for vaccinated individuals

Posted on May 19, 2021


As a result of increased vaccinations, reduced hospitalizations and reduced mortality, the state mask mandate is being relaxed with immediate effect. Below are the exact details.

Outdoor state mandate: The state will no longer require vaccinated or unvaccinated individuals to wear masks when outdoors. Masks are still required in certain settings like large gatherings and events, for which revised recommendations will be provided by CT Department of Health.

Indoor state mandate: The state will no longer require fully vaccinated individuals to wear masks when indoors but unvaccinated individuals who are unable to social distance (6 feet) will still be required to wear a mask. Masks will still be required in any taxi, car, livery or any means of mass public transit, certain settings as healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, correctional facilities, schools, and childcare. A person shall be considered fully vaccinated 14 days after receiving the final recommended dose of a vaccine approved for use against COVID-19 by U.S FDA.

Organizational prerogative: Any business, nonprofit, school or government agency may require the universal use of masks or require staff to wear masks in settings under their ownership or control.

Medical exception: There is a medical exception for anyone for whom wearing a mask would be contrary to his or her health or safety because of medical reasons, but such person should provide written documentation from a licensed medical provider.

End of all other COVID business restrictions effective May 19th: All other social distancing and capacity restrictions will end.