Bristol city employees prepare for new mask mandate

Published on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 16:00
Written by BRIAN M. JOHNSON

@brianjohnsonBP

BRISTOL – With Gov. Ned Lamont’s indoor mask mandate set to end Wednesday, a memo was sent out to Bristol city employees Tuesday detailing the policies for municipal buildings.

“In light of the new recommendation, the city of Bristol will also relax mask wearing restrictions for fully vaccinated employees,” said Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu in the memo.

While restrictions are relaxing for city employees, the general public will still be required to wear a mask or face covering while doing business in city hall “until further notice.”

Fully vaccinated employees who wish to refrain from wearing a mask must show their department head or immediate supervisor their vaccination card as proof. Fully vaccinated employees may continue to wear masks or face coverings if they choose to. Non-vaccinated employees must continue to wear masks.

Department heads and supervisors may only ask employees if they are vaccinated. Further questioning is prohibited. All information regarding vaccination status is to be treated as confidential.

Employees must respect fellow employee decisions to wear masks or face coverings and engage in physical distancing regardless of their vaccination status.

The memo states this memorandum is based on current guidance from the CDC and the Connecticut State Department of Public Health and may be subject to change.



Posted in The Bristol Press, Bristol on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 16:00. Updated: Tuesday, 18 May 2021 16:03.