Updated 7.1.20: Travel Advisory will affect thousands of traveler's. Here's what you need to know if you are traveling in or out of Connecticut.
The governors of Connecticut, New York and New Jersey expanded a joint travel advisory to include 16 states.
Many people are asking IF and WHEN they should be tested upon return/arrival to CT from one of the hot spots listed in our travel advisory. Reports indicate you may not show symptoms of covid-19 anywhere from 2 to 13 days on average, with exceptions of course.
The travel advisory states a 14 day quarantine, is there a suggested testing point within that quarantine?
We reached out to Hartford HealthCare for more clarification:
"1-If quarantine required: Should complete 14 d and no testing needed at any point"
2-I am not in favor of sending a message that says "okay to not quarantine and get tested instead" as we are not clear on exact time points that this can be done and if a negative test truly means you will not develop this infection."
Faiqa Cheema MD, Director Transplant Infectious Disease, Hartford Hospital, Connecticut
So at this point, if you plan to travel or expect visitors, the safest thing is to do the 14 day quarantine and pay attention to how you are feeling and above all be considerate to those around you from family, friends and co-workers.
Regional 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.
As of Tuesday, June 30, there are 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.