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Governor Lamont signs 70th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19

Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 70th since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus. Executive Order No. 9B enacts the following provisions:

  • Amendments to mandatory self-quarantine for travelers from states with high COVID-19 levels

Modifies the state’s previously issued self-quarantine and travel advisory order for people arriving to Connecticut from impacted states, expanding the testing exemption to all travelers who test negative for COVID-19 in the 72 hours prior to arrival. This takes effect at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, September 18, 2020.

  • Authorization for the issuance of fines

Authorizes the commissioner of Public Health, local health departments, municipal chief elected officers, and state and local police to issue fines for violations of certain COVID-19 protective measures. These include:

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