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Lamont Releases Connecticut Policy For Returning College Students

Tero Vesalainen

With a recent surge in coronavirus cases in Connecticut, Governor Ned Lamont released a uniform policy for college students returning home for the holidays.

College students are a focus of attention as many are set to travel home next week. Lamont said he hopes college students will follow protocols before and after their returns.

“I’m going to have to depend upon your good judgment to make sure, and your parents’ good judgment, your families’ good judgment that you follow the protocols, you follow the quarantine, and you follow the testing,” Lamont said.

The protocol for coming home matches that of other Northeast states. Students will have to quarantine for 14 days either before they leave or after they come back. They will have to get tested upon arrival.

Students would have to start their quarantine now in order to make this happen. Lamont acknowledged that the state cannot enforce the rules for every person.