Connecticut Issues New Travel Advisory For Massachusetts Residents

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Connecticut is now requiring people traveling there from Massachusetts to quarantine for two weeks or produce a recent negative coronavirus test. This comes as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Massachusetts.

However, essential workers do not have to follow these guidelines when coming into Connecticut.

Gov. Ned Lamont is also raising concerns about students coming back for the Thanksgiving holiday from colleges around the country.

“I don’t want people just getting on that plane, going home, potentially putting their family at risk and their friends at risk,” Gov. Lamont said.

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Meanwhile, the state of New York is advising against traveling to Massachusetts. However, they are not requiring travelers from Massachusetts to quarantine upon arrival.

“Neighboring state Massachusetts now meets the criteria for the travel advisory, in addition to Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania —however, giving the interconnected nature of this region and mode of transport between the states, a quarantine on these states is not practically viable,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.

WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports

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