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Gov. Lamont signs order revising CT's COVID-19 travel advisory

Gov. Ned Lamont says he signed an order Friday revising the guidelines for the state's travel advisory.

News 12 Staff

Dec 18, 2020, 10:39 PM

Updated 1,279 days ago

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Gov. Lamont signs order revising CT's COVID-19 travel advisory
Gov. Ned Lamont says he signed an order Friday revising the guidelines for the state's travel advisory.
Lamont's office says the update comes "in order to streamline operations and align with recently modified guidance on the virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention." The update takes effect 12 a.m. Saturday.
The revised advisor applies to all travelers – both foreign and domestic – entering Connecticut from any location, except for the neighboring states of New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island. Moving forward, all affected travelers will need to complete the Connecticut Travel Health Form and self-quarantine for a period of 10 days or until a negative COVID-19 test result.
The governor's office says there will be three exemptions from the requirement to self-quarantine: a testing alternative exemption (applicable to any affected traveler who has had a negative test for COVID-19 in the 72 hours prior to their arrival in Connecticut, or subsequent to their arrival in Connecticut, and had submitted such negative test result to the commissioner of the Department of Public Health); an essential worker exemption (applicable to essential workers traveling for work-related purposes); or a tested positive for COVID-19 exemption (applicable to an affected traveler who has tested positive for COVID-19 within 90 days prior to his or her arrival in Connecticut and has clinically recovered, or has not been symptomatic for a period of 10 days since symptom onset or such positive test if not symptomatic, and has submitted such test result to the commissioner of the Department of Public Health).
In a statement,  Lamont said, "Given the current high rates of COVID-19 throughout the United States and internationally, Connecticut continues to strongly discourage all nonessential, interstate travel at this time as the risks are too severe. Visitors to Connecticut and residents returning from any location beyond the immediate region – including New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island – should self-quarantine for a period of 10 days in order to reduce the risk of any further spread of this virus.”


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