The City of Stamford announced its ongoing initiative to hand out thousands of masks to residents and organizations across Stamford.
This initiative began several weeks ago through coordination with Public Safety departments including Stamford Police Department, Fire Department, and Community Emergency Response Team.
Masks have been given to organizations including New Covenant House, Building One Community, Bethel AME Church, and a partnership with the NAACP to distribute masks and information to apartment buildings and complexes.
Stamford Police Department’s Community Outreach Program provides masks and information to individuals throughout Stamford as part of the department’s ongoing commitment to Community Policing.
Masks and prevention information have also been included as part of the Board of Education’s Grab and Go meal program.
Prevention information is provided in English, Spanish, and Creole as needed.
Governor Ned Lamont signed an executive order requiring any person in a public place in Connecticut who is unable or does not maintain a safe social distance of approximately six feet shall cover their mouth and nose with a mask or cloth face-covering.
Exceptions are made for individuals “for whom doing so would be contrary to his or her health or safety,” including medical conditions, anyone under the age of 2 years old, and parents or guardians who cannot safely place a mask on a child’s face.
“This order shall supersede and preempt any current or future municipal order.”
Tonight is the last scheduled night for residents to show appreciation for healthcare workers by ringing a bell at 7:00 p.m., however, the City continues to encourage residents to show appreciation in other ways, such as lawn signs seen here.