Mayor Bronin Terminates Indoor Mask Mandate In Hartford

Published on November 08, 2021

HARTFORD, CONN (November 8, 2021) – Today, Mayor Luke Bronin announced that the City of Hartford is terminating its indoor mask mandate, effective immediately. The mandate was imposed on August 10th in response to the arrival of the Delta variant and the corresponding increase in cases and positivity rate. 

During the late summer surge, the case rate reached a high of 26.2 and the positivity rate a high of 6.9% in mid-August. Those rates have declined to approximately 10 and 2.5%, respectively and have remained steady since mid-October.

“Our team has always made clear that we will respond to the data and the trends, and that’s what we’re doing today,” said Mayor Bronin. “I’m probably going to keep wearing my mask in a lot of places, and I encourage others to do the same, and we strongly urge anyone who’s not yet vaccinated to get vaccinated and get your kids vaccinated as soon as possible. The coronavirus is still with us, and it’s certainly possible that we would reinstitute a mask mandate if we see another significant surge. But I think it’s important that we demonstrate to our community that we will impose restrictions when necessary, and that we will get rid of those restrictions when we think it’s responsible to do so.”

The new announcement does not affect students and faculty at Hartford schools, who are still required to wear masks.

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