Matt Lesser

State Senator

Matt Lesser

Deputy Majority Leader

Your Independent Voice

July 13, 2020

State Senator Matt Lesser Backs Governor Ned Lamont’s Decision of Certification Implementation for Travelers Entering Connecticut

State Senator Matt Lesser (D-Middletown) is backing Governor Ned Lamont’s decision he made today that will implement a certification process for air travelers entering Connecticut. Now, travelers who come from states with high infection rates will be required to complete a form telling officials where they are coming from and where they plan to quarantine.

“Governor Lamont is making the right call here,” said Sen. Lesser. “Our progress in Connecticut has been hard-won, but domestic travel poses a major threat. At a time when other states are posting record infection totals, I hope Connecticut is able to roll this policy out swiftly.”

Since June 29, 2020, Senator Lesser has urged Bradley Airport to work with Governor Lamont to screen passengers arriving from hotspots for COVID-19 following the travel advisory in the state. The process will be formally announced by the end of this week.