Mask Requirement Ends for Public Buildings and Schools Next Week

Masks will no longer be required in Easton’s public buildings beginning Monday, Feb. 28, according to an official announcement posted on the town website. This confirms First Selectman David Bindelglass’s statement last week that Feb. 28 is a “reasonable day to lift the mask mandate in public buildings and we will do that.”

ER9 Superintendent Dr. Jason McKinnon informed families in a Feb. 22 email that the Easton, Redding and Region 9 Boards of Education had voted to suspend current mask policies. “Masks will be optional this Tuesday, March 1 in schools,” McKinnon stated. “However, masks are still required on student transportation (buses, vans) as this is a federal requirement.”

Gov. Ned Lamont announced earlier this month that Connecticut’s mask mandate will end on Feb. 28, but left specific masking policy decisions up to individual school districts, businesses, local government, and municipal leaders.

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