CT Coronavirus Thanksgiving Travel Warnings


As we near what is traditionally the busiest travel week of the year, state health officials strongly advise residents to refrain from Thanksgiving gatherings.

The guidance applies to those who live in the state as well as visitors planning to celebrate the holiday here in Connecticut. Public health experts fear a bump in COVID-19 cases resulting from multiple member dinners could overwhelm hospitals.

More than 3 million air travelers passed through TSA security checkpoints from Friday, Nov. 20, to Sunday, Nov. 22 — the most of any three-day period during the pandemic.

Every Tuesday, the list of states that require a 14-day quarantine for anyone coming to Connecticut for more than 24 hours or returning home to Connecticut is released.

The U.S. Virgin Islands was added to Connecticut’s coronavirus travel advisory list yesterday. That makes it 48 restricted states and territories:

  1. Alabama
  2. Alaska
  3. Arizona
  4. Arkansas
  5. California
  6. Colorado
  7. Delaware
  8. Florida
  9. Georgia
  10. Guam
  11. Idaho
  12. Illinois
  13. Indiana
  14. Iowa
  15. Kansas
  16. Kentucky
  17. Louisiana
  18. Maine
  19. Maryland
  20. Massachusetts
  21. Michigan
  22. Minnesota
  23. Mississippi
  24. Missouri
  25. Montana
  26. Nebraska
  27. Nevada
  28. New Hampshire
  29. New Mexico
  30. North Carolina
  31. North Dakota
  32. Ohio
  33. Oklahoma
  34. Oregon
  35. Pennsylvania
  36. Puerto Rico
  37. South Carolina
  38. South Dakota
  39. Tennessee
  40. Texas
  41. Utah
  42. Vermont
  43. Virgin Islands
  44. Virginia
  45. Washington
  46. West Virginia
  47. Wisconsin
  48. Wyoming

According to NBC Connecticut, anyone traveling into Connecticut from a state, other than New York, New Jersey, or Rhode Island, with a positive case rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10 percent test positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average, or from a country for which the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 3 Travel Health Notice is directed to self-quarantine for 14 days from the time of last contact within the identified state or country.

SUGGESTION: Second wave of COVID-19 affects broader section of population

Hispanic – Latino residents have been disproportionately impacted by the virus, an analysis by the Connecticut Data Collaborative revealed how vast that disparity is. The number of Hispanic -Latino residents who died in April almost tripled. Meanwhile, white deaths nearly doubled.

There are 43 more COVID-related deaths and the positivity rate has decreased to 4.8% over the weekend.

The state’s COVID-19 death toll as of Tuesday stands at 4,871.

With nearly 110,000 COVID-19 tests performed over the weekend, 5,271 came back positive.

Connecticut’s average positivity rate over the past week is now 5.5%, which is a decrease from 5.8% on Friday.