Connecticut to introduce fines for those not wearing masks or socially distancing

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont will sign an order that allows authorities to fine people $100 for violating the state’s mask mandate.

In addition to the fine for not wearing face coverings, the executive order, which is expected to be signed Tuesday, will include a $250 fine for attending indoor events with more than 25 people and outdoor gatherings of more than 100 people. Those who are responsible for the large gatherings could be subject to a $500 fine, according to NBC News.

Connecticut’s chief operating officer, Josh Geballe, told the Hartford Courant that the fines are being implemented because the only enforcement mechanism
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