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Lamont Signals Tough Enforcement Of COVID Protocols After Fairfield Pub Shut Down

Governor Ned Lamont says authorities will continue to crack down on businesses that violate coronavirus protocols, after a Fairfield bar and restaurant was shut down over the weekend.

Police say the Brickyard Pub had a crowd that exceeded capacity and many patrons weren’t wearing masks. Lamont noted Monday the pub is in a town which is seeing spike in COVID-19 cases.

"These are bars masquerading as restaurants," he told reporters. "They are flagrantly disregarding the protocols and they lead up to an outbreak."

Enforcement of the Governor’s executive orders are up to local police and health departments. Officials say it was complaints from the public about the pub being overcrowded several weekends in a row that led police to check it out Friday night.

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