Travel Advisory – Recent Changes/(Updates)

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Reporting on the State of Connecticut’s Summary of COVID-19 cases, deaths, and tests.

A complete listing of all COVID-19 cases and  analyses by age, hospitalizations, deaths, towns and county is reported by the Connecticut State Department of Health. This information can be found by following the link below:



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Westport Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State        354                     -1                    15

Weston Residents COVID-19 Positive Reported to the State            86                      +0                     4

Town specific COVID-19 Tests, Cases, and Deaths can be found at the following link:


Travel Advisory – Recent Changes

Recently returned from a “hot state”?  Many residents are wondering about the changes to Connecticut’s Travel Advisory and how it will impact their daily activities and plans.  Per Executive Order 9B , effective Friday, September 18th, Connecticut’s Travel Advisory will now allow for a testing alternative to the self-quarentine period.  Travelers returning to or visiting from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10% test positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average, are directed to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact with the identified state OR they may opt to take a COVID test.

Individuals can avoid the self-quarantine requirement only if they have written proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours prior to arrival in Connecticut or following their arrival in Connecticut.  According to the order, the type of COVID-19 test allowed to get you out of quarantine is a RT-PCR test.  Rapid antigen tests or antibody tests are not acceptable.  If you took the test before leaving the restricted state and are still awaiting the results, you will need to self-quarantine until you get the results back.

Self-quarantine means to stay at home or in your designated location, separate yourself from others, and monitor your health symptoms.  You should not go to public places like restaurants, pools, meeting rooms, or other gatherings during the 14-day period.  Stay home from work or school and please avoid parties and other social events. You may leave your self-quarantine location for medical visits, to shop for groceries or to pick up medication.  Going outside in the fresh air is perfectly acceptable. Kids can play outside in the yard, shoot hoops, ride bikes, etc. provided that they are not doing so with friends.  The idea is to stay away from others as best you can in order stop the potential spread of infection.  We can have the virus and not know it because it’s possible to be COVID positive without feeling any symptoms.

If you opt not to use the testing alternative you must self-quarantine.

All those visiting or returning to Connecticut from high-infection states still must file an online travel form with Connecticut’s Department of Public Health prior to or no later than the day of arrival in Connecticut.  Visit the State of Connecticut’s travel advisory webpage for more information, frequently asked questions, and a link to the travel form.