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State DOT officials, lawmakers hand out free masks at several CT train stations

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(WTNH) — The Department of Transportation gave away free masks to train passengers Wednesday morning. Those giveaways happened at several railroad stations across the state.

Free masks were distributed at the following train stations:

MORNING

  • Waterbury – 5:15 a.m. – 7 a.m.
  • Old Saybrook – 6:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
  • Hartford – 6:15a.m.  – 9:30am  
  • New Haven – 6:30 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • West Haven – 7:00 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Stamford – 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. 

AFTERNOON

  • Hartford – 2:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • New Haven – 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Fairfield  – 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Bridgeport – 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Several State Officials including Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz were at Union Station in New Haven to distribute the face masks.

The use of face coverings on public transportation was ordered by Gov. Lamont in Executive Order No. 7BB effective April 20.

The CDC says wearing face coverings and social distancing is the best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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