Mayor Joseph P. Ganim
For Immediate Release
April 16, 2020
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MAYOR GANIM REQUIRES THE USE OF FACE MASKS OR OTHER FACIAL COVERS IN THE CITY OF BRIDGEPORT
MASKS MUST BE WORN IN PUBLIC PLACES IN AN EFFORT TO SLOW THE SPREAD OF COVID-19
Bridgeport, CT - Mayor Ganim signed Executive Order No. 2 which requires everyone in the City of Bridgeport to wear protective facial masks while in public places such as parks, local establishments and essential businesses.
Requiring all persons to wear face masks or any other type of protective face covering will help to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19. This precautionary measure is in addition to all other state orders and healthcare recommendations intended to minimize community impact of the contagious virus and save lives.
Effective April 17th, 2020, Mayor Ganim requires the use of store-bought, homemade masks and/or the use of other items such as bandanas and scarfs in accordance with the Center for Communicable Diseases (CDC) and other federal and/or State of Connecticut guidelines
The use of medical-grade masks or N95 respirators is discouraged; those masks are or may be in short supply and should be reserved for health-care personnel or first responders.