COVID-19 phenomenon of discarded vinyl gloves, masks in parking lots draws concern

News 12 CT
April 3, 2020
By Mark Sudol

A startling new phenomenon in the COVID-19 pandemic shows an alarming amount of personal protective equipment like rubber gloves and masks being discarded in parking lots.

The trend comes as more and more people begin to use gloves and masks at the grocery store and other public areas that are still open during the pandemic.

Gov. Ned Lamont commented on the situation in a Facebook post, telling people to throw the gloves and masks out in trashcans outside of stores and not on the ground.

Helen Lowman, of Stamford-based not-for-profit Keep America Beautiful, says the behavior has to stop for the safety of the public.

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