Gov. Lamont signs executive order to increase fines for businesses violating COVID-19 rules to $10,000

Gov. Ned Lamont announced Tuesday that he has signed an executive order increasing the amount of fines the state can charge a business violating COVID-19 restrictions to $10,000 per violation.
“While the overwhelming majority of businesses in Connecticut have shown an incredible amount of leadership and have been fantastic partners in this front, we have seen a small number of businesses in flagrant violation of these public health rules, and that’s all you need to cause a super-spreading event that leads to a large number of cases and hospitalizations.," he says.
The last capped amount that the state could fine was $500. The order goes into effect on Nov. 26.