On April 17, 2020, Gov. Ned Lamont signed an executive order stating that you must wear a face covering if you can’t keep a 6 foot social distance from another person, but if you have a medical condition and you can’t wear one, that’s fine and to simply state it. Also, they were not going to ask you to provide proof as to why.
That is now out the window, welcome in Executive order 7NNN which replaces the previous order (7BB). That has been repealed.
Effective immediately, any person in a public place in Connecticut, whether indoors or outdoors, who does not maintain a safe social distance of approximately six feet from every other person shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering. In addition,
individuals shall use a mask or cloth face covering when using the services of any taxi, car, livery, ride-sharing or similar service, or any means of mass public transit, or while within any semi-enclosed transit stop or waiting area.
It does go on to say that Nothing in this order shall require the use of a mask or cloth face covering by anyone for whom doing so would be contrary to his or her health or safety because of a medical condition, a child in a child care setting, or anyone under the age of 2 years. Any person who declines to wear a mask or face covering because of a medical condition shall be exempt from this order and any
requirement to wear masks in Sector Rules or other rules issued by the Commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development (DECD), but only if such person provides written documentation that the person is qualified for the exemption from a licensed medical provider, the Department Developmental Services or other state agency that provides or supports services for people with emotional, intellectual or physical disabilities, or a person authorized by any such agency. Such documentation need not name or describe the condition that qualifies the person for the exemption.
This order shall supersede and preempt any current or future municipal order whenever such order conflicts with this order.
In other words, if you have a medical condition, you now need a note to give proof of the condition from a medical provider.
I have now put a Hazmat Suit on my Amazon Christmas shopping list. I figure that’s next.