Connecticut's COVID-19 positivity rate has been increasing and several cities and towns are again requiring people to wear face masks in municipal buildings and some have expanded the mandate to all buildings in the city or town that are open to the public.
Here's a look at what cities and towns are requiring or recommending. Note, this list is not all-encompassing. If you have questions about requirements where you live, reach out to your town or city hall.
Members of the public are required to wear masks inside Town Hall.
Visitors to city hall must wear a mask, according to the town website.
Masks are required to enter the town office building.
Employees and visitors are required to wear a mask inside town facilities, regardless of their vaccination status.
Masks are required to enter town hall.
Doors of town offices and boards are open and masks are preferred.
As of Jan. 6, 2022, Bloomfield has reinstated an indoor mask mandate. People are required to wear masks in all indoor public places. There are some exemptions. Anyone who does not wear a mask in an indoor public place is subject to a $100 fine.
See Bridgeport's mask policy here.
Masks are highly recommended inside town hall, according to the Burlington town website.
A mask or face covering is required to enter the town hall regardless of your vaccination status, according to the town website.
Masks and face coverings are once again be required in all town of Cheshire municipal buildings regardless of vaccinated status.
Face masks are required at the library and senior center.
East Hartford reinstituted its face mask requirements for all employees and visitors in all town facilities regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status.
People visiting Town of East Hartford facilities must wear a face mask at all times.
Masks or face coverings are required in all indoor areas of any municipal building during regular business hours, within the Town of Enfield, by all people, regardless of vaccination status, according to the town website.
There is a mask mandate in all Town Facilities regardless of vaccine status, according to an alert on the town website that was last updated in August.
The mask requirement remains in place for town buildings, including Town Hall, the library, Riverfront Community Center and others.
Masks are required at Bendheim Western Greenwich Civic Center, Dorothy Hamill Skating Rink. Eastern Greenwich Civic Center, Greenwich Public Library and branches, Senior Center & Commission on Aging and town hall.
Hamden reinstated its mask mandate and all people are required to wear masks in indoor public spaces, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
Hartford reinstituted its indoor mask mandate regardless of vaccination status on January 3.
Read the town's rules on face masks here.
The Town Clerk's Office is open to visitors wearing masks.
Masks are required for all employees and visitors to town facilities, regardless of vaccination status.
All members of the public are required to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status, while conducting business in city buildings.
All employees must wear masks in the public areas of city buildings, regardless of vaccination status.
Visitors and committee members are required to wear a mask in town buildings, regardless of vaccination status, and maintain social distancing of six feet.
Middletown has enacted a universal indoor mask mandate, effective immediately as of Jan. 6, and it will remain in effect until Feb. 1 unless it needs to be extended beyond that.
Middletown’s indoor mask mandate will require all persons to wear a mask in any indoor place in town. This does not apply to residential dwellings.
Masks are mandatory in all town facilities, according to the guidance on the town's website, which is from August.
All town buildings in Newington are closed to the public due to COVID-19.
Get more information on the Newington website.
Masks are required for unvaccinated individuals in North Branford municipal buildings. Masks are recommended for vaccinated individuals.
All members of the public, whether vaccinated or not, will be required to wear a face mask or suitable face covering when inside all municipal town buildings.
Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling has reinstated a citywide indoor mask mandate. Beginning at 5 p.m. on December 23, everyone will be required to wear masks indoors, regardless of their vaccination status.
Face coverings will be required in all City buildings for unvaccinated visitors.
Face masks are required in all town buildings, according to the town website.
Masks are required in all town buildings.
Read Rocky Hill's facemask rules here.
Masks are required at town hall and the senior center.
People who are vaccinated are requested to wear masks and the unvaccinated must continue to wear masks.
Masks are required in all municipal buildings.
Face masks are required to enter all town buildings.
All members of the public and employees, whether vaccinated or not, are required to wear a mask in all town buildings.
Mayor Caroline Simmons has issued a mask mandate in all indoor public spaces regardless of vaccination status. The mask mandate is expected to continue until transmission rates decrease.
The face mask requirement has been reinstated for all town buildings and facilities, regardless of COVID-19 vaccination status.
Town of Groton
The Town of Groton is requiring masks in town-owned facilities starting Thursday, December 23.
All town employees and visitors, both fully vaccinated and unvaccinated, must wear a mask while indoors at all Town of Trumbull government buildings.
Employees in their private office are not required to wear a mask or face covering while alone in their private office.
As of Thursday, January 6, 2022, West Hartford will require masks in all public indoor buildings in the town, regardless of vaccination status. The order includes exceptions for people unable to wear masks for medical reason, including children under the age of two. People who are actively eating or drinking may also remove their masks.
Face masks are required in all city buildings until further notice, even for those who have been vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the town website.
Masks are required in all town-owned properties as well as at Weston schools.
The mask mandate was reinstated for all town buildings for everyone whether vaccinated or not.
Windham Town Hall is open to the public and a face covering is required.
Read the town's emergency order regarding the mandatory use of face masks here.