“WE WANTED TO SEND A MESSAGE” : Fines Issued in CT for Failing to Follow COVID-19 Regulations

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“WE WANTED TO SEND A MESSAGE” : Fines Issued in CT for Failing to Follow COVID-19 Regulations

By Flavia K. Tucker, The Ultimate Patriot

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont has begun issuing fines to those who do not comply with the state’s Coronavirus travel restrictions.

The first of these fines were issued to two residents for failing to fill out public health forms upon returning to Connecticut several weeks ago. One of these individuals was issued an additional fine after a co-worker reported him for failing to self-quarantine for 14 days as mandated by law.

“Look I hate to do it, but we are going to be serious and show people we are serious about this,” Governor Lamot stated during a press conference. “I think people are self-policing and self-regulating, but not all are. We wanted to send a message loud and clear.”

Josh Geballe, Connecticut’s chief operating officer, also weighed in on this matter. “This is for real. We need people to follow these rules, we need people to comply,” Geballe said. “If you need to quarantine then we expect you to do that and if not, there will be consequences.”

Currently the state of Connecticut has reported over 50,000 cases of the Coronavirus and more than 4000 deaths. 

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