Effective at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, April 20, 2020, any person in a public place in Connecticut who cannot or does not maintain a safe social distance of six feet must cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering. A mask or cloth face covering is also required when using a taxi or rideshare, public transit, or at any semi-enclosed transit stop or waiting area.
You are not required to use a mask or cloth face covering if it is contrary to your health or safety because of a medical condition, a child in a child care setting, anyone under the age of 2 years, or an older child if the parent, guardian or person responsible for the child is unable to place the mask safely on the child’s face. If you decline to wear a mask or face covering because of a medical condition as described above, you are not required to produce medical documentation verifying the stated condition.
Due to our incredibly generous membership, we have received over a hundred donated hand-sewn cloth masks. These masks were made by our members for our members and we even have members volunteering to deliver them! Supply is limited so we have to limit the masks to one per person. They are all washable and reusable. If you need a mask, please leave us a voicemail at (860) 638-4540 with your name(s), address, and phone number. As donations are received, they are handed off to volunteers for delivery.
We know so many of our members are sewing masks for the community during this time. We are so appreciative of your service to the community! Some of our local heroes who have helped our members are: Mary Ann, Kathleen, Bonnie, Win, Kitty, and Nancy. We can’t thank you enough!!
Detailed instructions on how to properly wear a mask, wash a mask, and create a face covering can be found here.