On August 14, 2020, Connecticut issued Executive Order 7NNN which updates and supersedes Executive Order 7BB by requiring medical documentation for individuals claiming a mask exemption.

At the request of Governor Lamont, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz – in her capacity as acting governor – signed an executive order on August 14, 2020  – the 66th since the enactment of the emergency declarations – that builds upon the Lamont administration’s efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of COVID-19. Executive Order No. 7NNN enacts the following provisions:

  • Modifications to face covering requirements: This order replaces Executive Order No. 7BB, which required the wearing of face coverings in public places in Connecticut, with a similar order that requires anyone declining to wear a mask or face covering because of a medical condition to have documentation of the condition. It also contains provisions for people with disabilities to obtain such documentation without facing a significant burden.
  • Permission for DECD Commissioner to establish size limits for private gatherings: Permits the Commissioner of DECD to issue or amend Sector Rules to establish size limits for private gatherings of people who do not live in the same household, regardless of whether such gathering has been organized by a business.

**DownloadGovernor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 7NNN