In the state of Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont has been busy issuing executive orders regarding travel and isolation during the pandemic. One such rule states that people should not travel to any of 32 states on the “banned list” and that if they do, certain forms must be filled out immediately upon their return and certain restrictions must be observed. Apparently, Lamont wants everyone to take his rules seriously because the state just issued fines to two people who traveled to Florida and Louisiana respectively. Upon their return, they failed to fill out the forms and have now been fined $1,000 each. One of the two also failed to quarantine himself for 14 days and was slapped with an additional $1,000 fine for that offense. Clearly, these fines can add up pretty quickly. (NY Post)
Connecticut on Monday issued its first $1,000 fines to two residents who failed to fill out health forms required upon returning home from states with high coronavirus infection rates.
The residents who were fined traveled back to Connecticut from Louisiana and Florida several weeks ago, Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday.
One of the two also neglected to quarantine for the state’s mandated 14 days, landing the unidentified violator an additional $1,000 fine.
“I hate to do it, but we’re going to be serious and show people we’re serious about this,” Lamont said.
The two men reside in different counties and there was no indication of any connection between the two. They both just ran afoul of the Governor’s executive orders.