Journey Advisory for Connecticut Throughout the COVID-19 Pandemic

Incessantly Requested Questions on Connecticut’s Journey Insurance policies
for Vacationers touring on or after 12:01 a.m. on December 19, 2020

1. How is that this going to be enforced? Failure to self-quarantine or to finish the Journey Well being Type might end in a civil penalty of $500 for every violation.

 

2. What’s an Affected State? An Affected State is a state or territory, aside from New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.

 

3. Why are New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island exempted from the record of Affected States? Given the interconnected nature of the area and mode of transport between the states, New York, New Jersey, and Rhode Island are being exempted from the record of Affected States and subsequently not topic to the necessities to self-quarantine and full a Journey Well being Type. That mentioned, residents of Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, and Rhode Island are urged to keep away from pointless or non-essential journey between states right now.

 

4. What’s an Affected Nation? An Affected Nation is a rustic aside from United States.

 

5. To whom does the Connecticut Journey Advisory apply? The requirement to self-quarantine and full the Journey Well being Type is relevant to any traveler who has spent twenty-four (24) hours or longer in an Affected State or an Affected Nation inside ten (10) days previous to arriving in Connecticut however doesn’t embrace a person remaining in Connecticut for lower than twenty-four (24) hours. These necessities are additionally relevant to Connecticut residents who’re getting back from a go to to an Affected State or an Affected Nation.

 

6. Does the Connecticut Journey Advisory apply to Affected Vacationers who’re minors, i.e., below the age of 18? Sure, the Connecticut Journey Advisory applies to all Affected Vacationers, together with Affected Vacationers who’re minors. Subsequently, a minor (below age 18) who’s an Affected Traveler is required to self-quarantine for a interval of ten (10) days from the time she or he was final within the Affected State or the Affected Nation, except such traveler qualifies for an exemption from the requirement to self-quarantine. With respect to the Journey Well being Type, any minor who’s an Affected Traveler is required to individually full and submit such type solely when the minor is unaccompanied by an grownup.

 

7. What does self-quarantine imply? Self-quarantine means to remain dwelling or in your designated self-quarantine location, separate your self from others, and monitor your well being. You shouldn’t enter any public locations, together with, however not restricted to, eating places, swimming pools, assembly rooms, or gatherings, in the course of the necessary interval of self-quarantine. It’s possible you’ll go away your designated self-quarantine location for medical visits, to acquire treatment or to buy groceries. A self-quarantine is used to maintain somebody who may need been uncovered to COVID-19 away from others. The self-quarantine helps forestall unfold of illness that may happen earlier than an individual is aware of they’re sick or if they’re contaminated with the virus with out feeling signs.

 

8. If I’m touring from an Affected State or an Affected Nation to Connecticut to hunt or receive medical therapy, am I required to self-quarantine once I arrive in Connecticut? Sure, you might be required to self-quarantine whenever you arrive in Connecticut from an Affected State or an Affected Nation in the event you have been in such Affected State or such Affected Nation for 24 (24) hours or longer inside ten (10) days previous to arriving in Connecticut.  When you are required to self-quarantine, you might go away your designated self-quarantine location to go to your medical process or different medical appointment.  If you do go away your designated self-quarantine location and when in public after your necessary self-quarantine interval, you might be required to put on a face masking when in public and when a six-foot distance from others is unavoidable, except you may have a medical situation that stops you from sporting one and you’ve got written documentation that you’re certified for the exemption from a licensed medical supplier, the Division of Developmental Companies or different state company that gives or helps providers for folks with emotional, mental or bodily disabilities, or an individual approved by any such company.

 

9. Are there any exemptions for important staff who should journey for work? Sure. Employees touring from Affected States or Affected Nations to Connecticut and from Connecticut to Affected States or Affected Nations who work in essential infrastructure as designated by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company, together with college students in exempt well being care professions, and any state, native, and federal officers and staff, are exempt from the self-quarantine requirement when such journey is work-related. Such important staff are nonetheless required to finish the Journey Well being Type. Please notice that if the important employee travels from an Affected State or Affected Nation to Connecticut and from Connecticut to an Affected State or Affected Nation for work however spends lower than twenty-four (24) hours in Connecticut or within the Affected State or Affected Nation, respectively, then the important employee isn’t an Affected Traveler and the Connecticut Journey Advisory doesn’t apply to her or him.

 

10. If I’m an important employee who visited an Affected State or an Affected Nation on trip, am I required to self-quarantine upon my return to Connecticut? Sure, important staff who journey to Connecticut from an Affected State or an Affected Nation or from Connecticut to an Affected State or an Affected Nation for trip or different non-work associated causes are required to self-quarantine and full the Journey Well being Type.

 

11. How lengthy is the self-quarantine? The Connecticut Journey Advisory requires guests to Connecticut from Affected States or Affected Nations to self-quarantine for a interval of ten (10) days from the time they have been final within the Affected State or the Affected Nation. When you board a aircraft in an Affected State or an Affected Nation at the moment, and land in Connecticut at the moment, your ten (10) days begins at the moment. In case you are in Connecticut for a interval lower than ten (10) days, it’s best to plan to be in self-quarantine all through your go to. When you left an Affected State or an Affected Nation and frolicked in non-Affected States or non-Affected Nations previous to arriving in Connecticut, you begin counting your ten (10) day interval from the time you left the Affected State or Affected Nation. Consequently, if solely 5 (5) of these ten (10) days are spent in Connecticut, you will want to self-quarantine in Connecticut for these 5 (5) days.

 

12. If I’m coming to Connecticut to a resort or mattress and breakfast, can I self-quarantine there? Sure. Vacationers are required to self-quarantine at their dwelling, or a resort or different momentary lodging.

 

13. Does the self-quarantine requirement additionally lengthen to passengers flying from non-Affected States to Connecticut on flights with layovers in Affected States earlier than arriving in Connecticut? No. The requirement to self-quarantine doesn’t apply to vacationers who’ve a layover in an Affected State, supplied the layover is for lower than twenty-four (24) hours. When you spend twenty-four (24) hours or longer within the Affected State, you need to self-quarantine whenever you arrive in Connecticut.

 

14. If an Affected Traveler who’s required to self-quarantine stays at my home, am I and my household, who haven’t been touring, additionally required to self-quarantine? No, you and your loved ones aren’t required to self-quarantine. Nevertheless, all ordinary COVID-19 precautions must be undertaken.

 

15. Are minor youngsters touring to Connecticut from an Affected State resulting from little one custody /visitation obligations Affected Vacationers? Sure, they’re Affected Vacationers in the event that they have been in such Affected State for 24 (24) hours or longer inside ten (10) days previous to arriving in Connecticut. As such, they’re required to adjust to the necessities of the Connecticut Journey Advisory, which implies they have to self-quarantine except they fall below the exemptions set forth in Questions 16 and 19, beneath.

 

16. Can vacationers be examined for COVID-19 as a substitute of self-quarantine? Sure, an Affected Traveler is exempt from the self-quarantine requirement if the Affected Traveler (1) has had a take a look at for COVID-19 within the seventy-two (72) hours previous to arrival in Connecticut or at any time following arrival in Connecticut, (2) the results of such COVID-19 take a look at is damaging, and (3) she or he has supplied written proof of such damaging take a look at consequence to the Commissioner of Public Well being through e-mail to [email protected] or through facsimile to 860-326-0529. All take a look at outcomes submitted to DPH are confidential. All COVID-19 exams, aside from COVID-19 antibody exams, are acceptable for this testing possibility. If a take a look at was obtained within the seventy-two (72) hours previous to arrival in Connecticut, or following arrival in Connecticut, and such Affected Traveler has not but acquired his or her take a look at outcomes, such traveler shall stay in self-quarantine in Connecticut till a damaging take a look at result’s submitted to the Commissioner. If the take a look at result’s optimistic and the traveler is asymptomatic, she or he shall self-isolate for ten (10) days from the date of the take a look at; if symptomatic, she or he ought to search medical help. Vacationers who take a look at optimistic for COVID-19 previous to touring to Connecticut ought to delay such journey and seek the advice of with a medical skilled. All Affected Vacationers are required to finish the Journey Well being Type.

 

17. What exams are acceptable for the testing possibility? All COVID-19 exams, aside from COVID-19 antibody exams, are acceptable for the testing possibility.

 

18. What if I’m a Connecticut resident and am visiting an Affected State for lower than seventy-two (72) hours, might I be examined in Connecticut previous to visiting the Affected State if I receive the take a look at seventy-two (72) hours previous to my subsequent return to Connecticut? No, you need to have the take a look at for COVID-19 both while you’re within the Affected State, so long as the take a look at is obtained within the seventy-two (72) hours previous to your arrival in Connecticut, or following your arrival in Connecticut. If the take a look at was obtained within the seventy-two (72) hours previous to your arrival in Connecticut, or following your arrival in Connecticut, and you haven’t but acquired your take a look at outcomes whenever you return to Connecticut, you shall stay in self-quarantine in Connecticut till a damaging take a look at result’s submitted to the Commissioner of Public Well being through e-mail to [email protected] or through facsimile to 860-326-0529. All take a look at outcomes submitted to DPH are confidential.

 

19. If I’ve already examined optimistic for COVID-19 and have recovered, do I have to self-quarantine upon my arrival to Connecticut? An individual who has examined optimistic for COVID-19 inside ninety (90) days previous to his or her arrival in Connecticut and who has clinically recovered, or who has not been symptomatic for a interval of ten (10) days since symptom onset or such optimistic take a look at if not symptomatic, isn’t required to self-quarantine upon his or her arrival to Connecticut, supplied such individual submits, previous to or instantly upon arrival in Connecticut, written proof of such optimistic take a look at consequence to the Commissioner of Public Well being through e-mail to [email protected] or through facsimile to 860-326-0529. All take a look at outcomes submitted to DPH are confidential. All COVID-19 exams, aside from COVID-19 antibody exams, are acceptable for this testing possibility. Such individual remains to be required to finish a Journey Well being Type. An individual who has had a optimistic take a look at consequence for COVID-19 greater than ninety (90) days previous to arriving in Connecticut is required to self-quarantine and full a Journey Well being Type.

 

20. I’m a international pupil arriving for school/college. Do I have to self-quarantine? When you have been in an Affected Nation inside ten (10) days previous to arriving in Connecticut, then you might be required to self-quarantine upon your arrival to Connecticut, except you qualify for an exemption from the requirement to self-quarantine. Affected Nations are nations aside from the USA. You must also discuss with your school or college’s necessities for returning to campus and the “COVID-19 Journey Suggestions” part of the CDC’s web site.

 

21. Might I full the Journey Well being Type after I’ve arrived in Connecticut? You might be required to finish the Journey Well being Type previous to or no later than upon the day of your arrival in Connecticut.

 

22. Are minors required to finish the Journey Well being Type? Any minor who’s an Affected Traveler is required to individually full and submit a Journey Well being Type solely when such minor is unaccompanied by an grownup.

 

23. Ought to non-essential journey to Affected States and Affected Nations be prevented? Sure. Due to the chance of contracting an infection, and due to the necessity to self-quarantine on return, Connecticut residents are urged to keep away from journey to the Affected States or Affected Nations at any time when doable.

 

24. If I do know somebody has traveled to Connecticut from an Affected State or an Affected Nation and is in violation of the self-quarantine requirement, how might I report this to DPH? Anybody desirous to report any violations of the Connecticut Journey Advisory, together with the self-quarantine requirement, might both name 211 or full the web grievance type, which is accessible at dphsubmissions.ct.gov/TravelComplaintForm.

 

25. What info do I have to submit for a suspected violation of the self-quarantine requirement? To report a suspected violation, please full the web grievance type, which is accessible at dphsubmissions.ct.gov/TravelComplaintForm. The web grievance type requests that you simply present the next info concerning the suspected violation:

 

• Contact info for the person suspected to be in violation:

◦ First and final identify

◦ Tackle (dwelling residence)

◦ Cellphone/e-mail (if identified)

◦ Tackle (the place staying in Connecticut)

• Affected State or Affected Nation from which the person traveled

• Was his or her size of keep in an Affected State or an Affected Nation twenty-four (24) hours or longer? Sure or No

• Was his or her size of keep in Connecticut twenty-four (24) hours or longer? Sure or No

• Mode of entry into Connecticut (i.e. aircraft, automobile, bus, prepare, boat)

• Approximate date of arrival in Connecticut

• Description of suspected violation (for instance, embrace info concerning the identify and site of a public place or office visited – identify and metropolis)

• Photographs or different documentation you may have which will substantiate your declare

 

26. If I obtain a discover of civil penalty, is there any means I can dispute or enchantment the penalty? Any one that receives a discover of civil penalty might, inside ten (10) enterprise days of the date of the discover of civil penalty, request a listening to earlier than the Commissioner of Public Well being to contest the penalty. Such listening to, if requested, will probably be held inside thirty (30) enterprise days of the Commissioner’s receipt of the request.

 

27. Might I be topic to authorized ramifications aside from civil penalties if I don’t self-quarantine or full the Journey Well being Type? Sure, you might be topic to any present penalties that apply to violations of Govt Orders, together with financial penalties and doable imprisonment.

 

 

FAQ Regarding Adjoining Affected States

 

28. How does it have an effect on Connecticut residents if a state bordering Connecticut is an Affected State? Any Connecticut resident touring to an adjoining state that’s an Affected State who stays there for 24 (24) hours or longer should self-quarantine for ten (10) days when she or he arrives again in Connecticut. If his or her go to to the neighboring Affected State is lower than twenty-four (24) hours, the requirement to self-quarantine doesn’t apply.

 

29. If I’m a Connecticut resident who should go to an adjoining Affected State for work, how does this impression me? Any Connecticut resident who must journey to an adjoining Affected State for work isn’t topic to the self-quarantine requirement so long as his or her time within the adjoining Affected State is lower than twenty-four (24) hours. Any Connecticut resident who qualifies as an important employee (e.g., as designated by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Safety Company) going to the bordering Affected State for work-related journey can also be not topic to the self-quarantine requirement. Any Connecticut resident who commutes to an adjoining Affected State and is unable to telecommute, and can solely be within the Affected State for lower than twenty-four (24) hours, is strongly suggested to restrict all different contact in that state whereas there. Employers in adjoining Affected States can proceed to anticipate staff who’re Connecticut residents to come back to work as wanted, although telework choices are preferable if doable.

 

30. If I’m a Connecticut resident who should go to an adjoining Affected State for work, are there precautions I ought to take? Sure. It’s strongly inspired that you simply telework if applicable and allowed by your employer. Additional, it’s best to restrict your actions whereas in that state to your office solely and keep away from different public locations and occasions, if doable.

 

31. Ought to I cancel my journey plans to an adjoining Affected State? What if I simply wish to go to the seashore for a day and never keep in a single day? Connecticut residents are strongly inspired to keep away from journey to Affected States. Whereas touring to the seashore for lower than a day in an adjoining Affected State doesn’t set off the self-quarantine requirement, it is strongly recommended that you simply not journey to that state throughout any interval when COVID-19 infections are excessive.

 

32. What does this imply for anybody touring from an adjoining Affected State to Connecticut? Any vacationers who’ve spent twenty-four (24) hours or longer in an adjoining Affected State and plan on spending twenty-four (24) hours or longer in Connecticut should fill out the Journey Well being Type and self-quarantine for ten (10) days whereas in Connecticut or throughout their keep if shorter, except such traveler qualifies for an exemption from the requirement to self-quarantine.

 

33. If I dwell in an adjoining Affected State however work in Connecticut, can I nonetheless go to work? Sure. The self-quarantine requirement doesn’t apply to residents of adjoining Affected States who should come into Connecticut for work, as long as their keep in Connecticut is lower than twenty-four (24) hours. If a resident of an adjoining Affected State travels to Connecticut and spends twenty-four (24) hours or longer in Connecticut, the resident is an Affected Traveler and is required to finish the Journey Well being Type and self-quarantine for a interval of ten (10) days from the time of final contact with such Affected State, for any portion of such ten (10) day interval they spend in Connecticut, or throughout such individual’s keep in Connecticut, whichever is shorter, except the individual qualifies for an exemption from the requirement to self-quarantine. Connecticut employers can proceed to anticipate any staff from adjoining Affected States to come back to work as wanted, although telework choices are most popular if doable. Any resident from an adjoining Affected State who’s unable to telecommute and is spending lower than twenty-four (24) hours in Connecticut can also be strongly inspired to restrict all contacts whereas in Connecticut. Connecticut employers with staff who’re residents of adjoining Affected States ought to make each effort to supply telework choices or in any other case restrict worker time in Connecticut.

 

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