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Coronavirus Latest: States Enforce Quarantine Restrictions On Travelers From Connecticut

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Seth Wenig
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AP

Here’s the latest on the coronavirus in the region:

Connecticut has landed on several state’s travel restrictions for its recent surge in COVID-19 cases. At least six states and Washington D.C. have set restrictions on Connecticut travelers to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival or produce a negative COVID test.

  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • New Mexico
  • Vermont
  • Washington D.C.

The state will scale back its reopening plans Friday going back to Phase 2, which again limits restaurants, event venues and religious gatherings.
Connecticut’s COVID-19 infection rate has increased to 3.6% after spiking last week. The positive rate in Long Island and Westchester County, New York is about 1.5%. Governors Andrew Cuomo and Ned Lamont discourage travel between their states.

More than 60% of the 94,000 applicants who applied for state coronavirus rental relief in New York were rejected. State officials say those applicants were not eligible for funds to help cover unpaid rent.

Nearly 15,000 applicants received $40 million to be paid to mostly New York City landlords. That leaves $60 million in rental relief still up for grabs.