In a shift from an earlier position, Gov. Ned Lamont announced Monday that Connecticut will require all travelers arriving from 22 hot spot states to register and fill out an online health questionnaire -- and those who resist could face a fine of $1,000.
“The numbers are all trending, blessedly, in the right direction, still,” Lamont said at a later afternoon briefing. The state has .6% positivity rate, “one of the lowest in the country,” he added. There were 10 more fatalities and 12 fewer hospitalizations.
In announcing the new policy, the governor said he wanted to preserve the progress the state has made in fighting the virus.
The state had earlier required visitors to quarantine but there was no enforcement.
“We are giving an option of having a $1,000 fine for people who refuse to fill out the form,‘' he said.
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