Connecticut To Fine Mask Refusers, Event Organizers

Hartford’s NBC News affiliate reports:

Fines will now be implemented for those who are not following Connecticut’s mask orders and event size limits, according to Governor Ned Lamont. The governor said a $100 fine will be implemented for individuals who do not follow the state’s mask order.

Also, people will now have to pay a $500 fine for organizing an event that exceeds size limits and those who attend events that exceed size limits will have to pay a $250 fine, Lamont said.

These fines can be issued by law enforcement, local chief elected official designees and local public health officials, according to Lamont. The effective date for these fines will be finalized this week, Lamont said.