(TargetLiberty.org) – Two Connecticut residents have been hit with large fines after breaking the state’s so-called “travel advisory” rules. Governor Ned Lamont (D) issued an executive order on July 21 that, among many other things, compels anyone entering the state from a list of “affected states” to fill out a health form and self-quarantine.
Under Lamont’s definition, an affected state is any state with more than 10 positive COVID-19 tests per 100,000 residents, or with a positive test rate over 10% by a 7-day rolling average. Currently, 33 states and Puerto Rico are on the list.
Gov. Ned Lamont said Connecticut has issued fines against two people who violated the state’s travel advisory rules. https://t.co/0mOu7C0PSo
— Hartford Courant (@hartfordcourant) August 10, 2020
On Monday, Lamont announced the first two people had been fined under the new law – Connecticut residents who flew into the state weeks ago, one from Florida and the other from Louisiana. They were each fined $1,000, then one was fined again for refusing to stay home for 14 days. In April, Lamont used an executive order to enforce a mask mandate in public places, so it’s unclear why he also wants to impose self-quarantine on travelers from 60% of the country.
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