On April 17, 2020, Governor Lamont signed Executive Order 7BB which required the use of cloth face coverings in public when close contact is unavoidable starting April 20, 2020. The order remains in effect as of this writing. Anyone watching the news or venturing out into the public will note that the mask issue is highly divisive. People are gathering in state capitals all over the nation to protest stay at home orders and similar mask restrictions.
There are been many violent confrontations in retail stores when shoppers attempted to enter without maks throughout the United States, including one case where a security guard was shot by someone who was not wearing a mask and who refused to leave. The issue of having to wear a mask is a highly emotional and volatile issue.
People Should Wear a Mask to Protect Others