$10,000 FINES FOR NON-COMPLIANT BUSINESSES
Governor Lamond’s new executive order will allow Local Health Directors, District Health Directors and Municipal Designees to fine businesses $10,000 for violating the COVID rules on gatherings and size or capacity limitations outlined in the DECD Sector Rules.
Private gatherings at residential properties, religious, spiritual or worship gatherings and graduations (as long as they are not in settings governed by DECD) are exempt from this civil penalty. BUT they remain subject to all other executive orders and Sector Rules from DECD. R
Here is the language: Anyone with “control over a nonresidential property who violates the size or capacity limitations set forth in the DECD Sector Rules and DECD Gatherings Capacity Limits or other rules issued by the Commissioner of Economic and Community Development as published on the DECD website (https://portal.ct.gov/DECD/Content/Coronavirus-Business-Recovery/Sector-Rules-and-Certification-for-Reopen) (the “DECD Rules”), as amended from time to time, shall be subject to a civil penalty in the amount of $10,000.00 per violation. Private gatherings at residential properties, religious, spiritual or worship gatherings, and graduations, so long as such gatherings are not held in settings otherwise governed specifically by the DECD rules, shall not be subject to such civil penalty, but shall remain subject to any and all other laws, regulations, orders or rules governing such activities. The civil penalty authorized by this Executive Order may be imposed by a Local Health Director, District Health Director, or a Municipal Designee appointed under Executive Order No. 7PP”
Here is the EXECUTIVE ORDER 9N