HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut, New York and New Jersey have announced that more states have met the criteria and will be added to the Travel Advisory:
Effective 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24, 2020, anyone traveling into Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey from a state that has a new daily positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average are directed to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.
Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker said, "MA is reopening safely, but we want to ensure out-of-state travelers take appropriate precautionsEffective July 1, all travelers arriving to Massachusetts are instructed to self-quarantine for 14 days, except travelers from RI, CT, VT, NH, ME, NY + NJ"
As of Tuesday, June 30, there are currently sixteen states that meet the criteria:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
This list will be updated on a regular basis as the situation develops across the country.
Added states are California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, Tennessee, and Utah
Previously only Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah, and Texas were on the list.
On July 2, Connecticut updated is travel advisory to clarify any questions. The state policy continues to say if someone is traveling from a state with a high infection rate, quarantining remains the best option. If quarantining is not possible, a traveler from one of the above-mentioned states can enter Connecticut if they have tested negative for the virus within 72 hours.
Last week, Lamont said, as far as enforcement, for now, it will be voluntary, and people are expected to do the right thing.
"We found in this state that I didn't have to punish people about the masks, almost everybody was wearing the masks," said Governor Lamont, "I'd like to think that same type of voluntary compliance is going to work in this case as well," he said.
Stricter measures will be considered if people don't follow the rules.