Easton Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate for Public Buildings

Given the recent surge in Covid 19 cases and the sharp increase  in Omicron cases First Selectman Dr. David Bindelglass said the town is reinstating a mask mandate for public buildings including Town Hall, the Easton Public Library and Senior Center. This action is in concert with Weston and Westport, he said.

“We  strongly urge other establishments in town to do the same,” Dr. Bindelglass said. “We will reevaluate conditions on Jan. 3.”

You can track cases in Easton and the entire state at the official state website for Connecticut’s Covid-19 response here You can listen to Gov. Ned Lamont’s Dec. 20 news conference on the rising incidents of Covid in Connecticut here.

The Omicron variant is now the dominant strain in the U.S., accounting for more than 73% of new coronavirus cases last week, according to CDC data Monday.

President Biden is set to speak about the pandemic in an address today.