In One Of America’s Wealthiest Towns, A Local Rep Wants To Ban Mask Mandate

In the affluent town of Greenwich, just north of New York City, a fight is brewing over a Connecticut state mandate that requires cloth face coverings in public. The mandate, handed down by Gov. Ned Lamont on April 17, is intended to reduce the spread of Covid-19. It requires the wearing of masks in public when social distancing is not possible. Now, Carl Higbie, an ex-navy SEAL and host of the cable channel NewsMax, plans to introduce a bill to the Representative Town Meeting, the governing body of Greenwich. Higbie represents District 8 in the municipality’s Representative Town Meeting, an elected position. The body is headed by First Selectman Fred Camillo, a Republican, who has been supportive of the mask guideline.

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