The Day – Preston to drop mask mandate in City offices on Tuesday

Preston – The city will drop its mask mandate for municipal offices from Tuesday, but the Board of Selectmen recommends that people continue to wear face masks to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Elected officials voted Thursday to make mask-wearing optional in city offices, based on the Board of Education’s recent action to make mask-wearing optional in schools and on school buses and new directives from Governor Ned Lamont, the Department of Public and State Health. Uncas Health District.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released new guidelines on Friday that also dropped mask-wearing recommendations indoors and in schools for areas designated as having community COVID infection rates. -19 low or moderate. New London County has been designated as a low infection rate region.

“As in the past, mask mandates may be reinstated as necessary based on changing COVID circumstances as well as executive orders and/or direction from the governor, state department of health, and health district of Uncas,” the announcement on the city’s website reads. “We hope that people will remain vigilant in this mask recommendation and all other safety protocols such as social distancing, hand washing, use of sanitizers and disinfectants, etc., as well as vaccinations and reminders as an eligibility permit.

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