Four states added, Delaware removed from travel advisory
A travel advisory requiring people arriving in Connecticut to quarantine for 14 days now includes Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin.
Delaware, which was added to the list just last week, has been removed from the list.
The list of states covered by the travel advisory — any state with rising COVID infection rates based on certain criteria — now covers roughly half of the continental U.S. with most southern and western states included.
On Monday, Gov. Ned Lamont announced he would be stepping up enforcement of the advisory this week after a number of anecdotal reports that people are not adhering to the order to quarantine or be tested upon arrival here.
Now, passengers arriving at Connecticut airports will be asked to fill out paperwork stating where they are coming from, where they will be enduring their quarantine, and how they can be contacted.
Lamont, who has not threatened fines or charges for any of his prior executive orders, is also considering fines for violating the order. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday announced he’d be instituting a $2,000 fine for any one who refuses to fill out the paperwork at a New York airport, prompting Lamont to consider tougher enforcement.
The travel advisory now covers 22 states with rising COVID infection rates, including: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin. The list is revised weekly based on 7-day rolling average testing data.
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