South Windsor town facilities requiring masks | South Windsor

SOUTH WINDSOR — The town has issued a mask mandate that went into effect Monday for all individuals in town facilities regardless of vaccination status.

Town Manager Michael Maniscalco said the decision was made after the town reached “red” status per the state’s Public Health Department, meaning coronavirus case rates have reached over 15 per 100,000 residents. As of Dec 2, South Windsor’s case rate was 15.6 per 100,000 residents.

State guidelines recommend towns implement mask requirements after reaching “red” status, in addition to other mitigation strategies.

Maniscalco said another reason was due to a number of staff testing positive for coronavirus, and others having contact with individuals who tested positive.

“Maintaining a continuity of operations throughout the pandemic has been challenging, but we have remained successful due to mask requirements and other methods” of protection, Maniscalco said, adding that the town has not ceased operations since the beginning of the pandemic.

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