Connecticut Fines Travel Ban Violators

Connecticut Fines Travel Ban Violators

(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.

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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