Gov. Ned Lamont is again suggesting that the state may require all travelers to either test negative for COVID-19 or quarantine upon arrival in Connecticut.
In comments during a press briefing Thursday, Lamont -- for the second time in three days -- Lamont said he’d consider dramatically altering Connecticut’s COVID-19 travel advisory, which currently includes 38 states and territories.
“Perhaps at some point we just say, you get tested before you fly in to Connecticut. You quarantine when you come here,” Lamont said. “Maybe you start treating all these states as one. It’s getting a little complicated who’s in and who’s out week-in and week-out.”
As Connecticut’s rate of new COVID-19 infections has increased in recent weeks, the state has crept dangerously close to qualifying for its own advisory. Connecticut has recorded about eight cases a day per 100,000 residents over the past week, just under the threshold of 10 per 100,000 at which a state faces travel restrictions.
“It’d be a little ironic if we were on our own quarantine list,” Lamont said.
Lamont said he hoped to collaborate with governors from New York and New Jersey on any changes to the travel advisory.
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