Bethel will extend the mask requirement to include all publicly used indoor spaces as of Monday. The town recently imposed a mandatory mask requirement in all town-owned buildings, regardless of vaccine status, but First Selectman Matt Knickerbocker says the most recent data on the COVID-19 “Delta” variant shows a continued rapid increase in the spread of this highly contagious virus.
This is being done in conjunction with Danbury, Ridgefield, Redding, Brookfield and New Fairfield.
Face masks are being required in all indoor areas, both public and private, regardless of vaccine status, where safe social distancing cannot be maintained. Business owners are advised to post notices at all entry points to inform the public of the requirement.
Exceptions include private residences, work spaces not accessible to the general public, outdoor dining and indoor restaurant dining when seated at the table.