Governor Signs Executive Order Making Changes to CT Travel AdvisoryDecember 18, 2020
As the State of Connecticut continues taking actions in response to the global spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Governor Ned Lamont provided the following updates as of 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 18, 2020:
Data updates on testing in Connecticut
The following is a summary of the day-to-day newly reported data on cases, deaths, and tests in Connecticut. It is important to note that these newly reported updates include data that occurred over the last several days to a week. All data in this report are preliminary, and data for previous dates will be updated as new reports are received and data errors are corrected.
For a series of interactive graphs and maps that provide additional data, including metrics related to age, gender, and race/ethnicity, as well as data broken down by every town and city in Connecticut, click here.
Governor Lamont signs 87th executive order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19
Governor Lamont today signed another executive order – the 87th since he enacted the emergency declarations – that builds upon his efforts to encourage mitigation strategies that slow down transmission of the virus. Executive Order No. 9S enacts the following provisions:
- Amendments to mandatory self-quarantine for travelers from states with high COVID-19 levels: Makes revisions to the previously enacted Connecticut COVID-19 Travel Advisory, which Governor Lamont announced in a press release that was issued earlier today.
- Authorization for continued temporary suspension of the requirements for licensure, certification, or registration of out-of-state providers
**Download: Governor Lamont’s Executive Order No. 9S
Providing information to Connecticut residents
For the most up-to-date information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, residents are encouraged to visit ct.gov/coronavirus. Residents can also subscribe to text message alerts from the state by texting the keyword COVIDCT to 888-777.
Individuals who have general questions that are not answered on the website can call 2-1-1 for assistance. The hotline is available 24 hours a day and has multilingual assistance. Anyone who is out-of-state or requires a toll-free number can connect to Connecticut 2-1-1 by dialing 1-800-203-1234. This is intended to be used by individuals who are not experiencing symptoms but may have general questions related to COVID-19. Anyone who is experiencing symptoms are strongly urged to contact their medical provider.