More than 1.6 million people in Connecticut have been fully vaccinated and over 3.5 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered so far, according to the state’s Covid-19 dashboard.
The state will loosen its mask restrictions for fully vaccinated people starting May 19, but will still require face coverings in settings such as health care facilities, public and private transit, schools, and correctional facilities, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont said.
“We’re gonna keep the masks on in schools a little bit longer, those young kids haven’t been vaccinated in child care,” Lamont said about masks in schools.
Some businesses as well as state and local governments may to choose to require masks even after May 19, Lamont said.