Governor Ned Lamont announced that a new set of COVID-19 safety protocols regarding the use of face masks in Connecticut beginning Wednesday, May 19, 2021, as a result of the updated recommendations released from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The new order will include:


Masks not required


  • Vaccinated not required to wear masks
  • Unvaccinated must continue to wear masks
  • Businesses, state and local government offices and events may choose to require universal masking
  • Masks will still be required in certain settings such as healthcare facilities, facilities housing vulnerable populations, public and private transit, correctional facilities, schools, and childcare


Currently anyone entering a DRA office must be wearing a mask.