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Connecticut’s travel advisory has begun causing more harm than good

Gov. Ned Lamont recently signed an executive order extending Connecticut’s state of emergency for the COVID-19 pandemic. We undoubtedly remain in a state of emergency, but one component of Connecticut’s pandemic response should not be continued: the travel advisory enacted through Executive Order No. 9S.  It requires that anyone traveling into Connecticut from an “Affected State” — any state or territory other than New York, New Jersey, or Rhode Island – quarantine for 10 days or have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of arrival.