After Joe Biden described Texas’s decision to end its mask mandate and COVID-19 lockdown restrictions as “neanderthal thinking,” Connecticut becomes the first Democrat-dominated state to, at least partially follow suit. As of March 19, Connecticut will end all COVID-19 restrictions on restaurants, retail establishments, libraries, churches, and other public areas. However, the repeal of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions does not appear to include a repeal of the state’s mask mandate.
Beginning Friday, March 19, “All capacity limits will be elininated for the following businesses, while face coverings, social distancing, and other cleaning and disinfecting protocols will continue to be required: Restauraunts, retail, libraries, personal services, indoor recreation, gyms/fitness centers, museums, acquariums, and zoos, offices, houses of worship”
Additionally, “all sports will be allowed to practice and compete, and all sports tournaments will be allowed, subject to Department of Public Health guidance” and “Connecticut’s travel advisory will be modified from a requirement to recommended guidance.”
BREAKING: Effective March 19 … Connecticut is lifting ALL capacity limits on restaurants, retail, libraries, personal services, indoor recreation, gyms, museums, offices & houses of worship #nbc4ny pic.twitter.com/kV1qylyvjI
— Steven Bognar (@Bogs4NY) March 4, 2021
Due to New York’s often crushing influence over politics in the state, many experts wonder if Cuomo will be forced to follow after the revelation that he hid the total number of nursing home COVID-19 deaths from the public and from the federal government.
While the move was warmly greeted by many conservatives and proponents of personal liberty, many Americans were stunned to see the Democrat-dominated state allow Americans such a degree of freedom.
There are roughly 10x more cases in Connecticut every week (~800) than there were throughout June-Sept (~80). https://t.co/7ViardFFzO
— Dan Garisto (@dangaristo) March 4, 2021
fuck connecticut, it is literally the worst.
— Fat-TEA (@Fat_DTEA) March 4, 2021
Connecticut: the Texas of New England https://t.co/vscLXgPGos
— George Lenker (@GeoLenk) March 4, 2021
Many conservatives, however, wondered if the mainstream media and Biden will condemn Connecticut for its decision to allow its citizens to experience a degree of personal liberty.
Dem. Connecticut Gov. copies Texas and Mississippi, without being labeled a "Neanderthal"
— Brandon Hammond (@BrandonCHammond) March 4, 2021
Isn't Connecticut a Democrat state? Where is the Leftist DemoClowns rioters? Just asking for any of my DemoClowns friends.
— joseph e mcnulty (@jmcn64) March 4, 2021
— Liz V (@ShoreEJV) March 4, 2021
He called out Texas & Mississippi today… Let’s see what he says about Connecticut 🤣🤣
— Paige H. (@paiges_502) March 4, 2021