SCCOG and the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) Hold Joint Press Conference Requesting Statewide Mask Mandate:

The Southeastern Connecticut Council and the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) held a joint press conference on Friday, August 20th, regarding separate requests made by both councils of governments, to the Office of the Governor, for a statewide mask mandate.

Chief elected officials at both councils of governments broadly feel that a statewide mask mandate, which would replace individual municipal mandates allowed by Executive Order 13A, would better address the recent uptick in COVID-19 transmission in the State of Connecticut. Further, a statewide mandate would be consistent with updated guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which recommends in-part that all vaccinated and unvaccinated persons wear facial masks in indoor public places, in “high-transmission” areas; five of Connecticut’s eight counties, including New London County and “high-transmission” areas.

Press Conference Recordings:
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