Store manager Ann Marie Spallone wears a mask while welcoming shoppers to Shoes 'N' More in Greenwich, Conn.
Why are they necessary?
Lamont said the fines were in response to mayors and first selectmen who want teeth in the state coronavirus rules that have been, in effect, mostly suggestions on public use of masks and attendance at private events.
The only legal tool local officials have had is to arrest people on misdemeanors if they disobey guidance such as wearing masks in stores. less