Letter from Randy Fiveash, Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism Regarding COVID-19

Updated: April 2, 2020, 8:30 a.m.


Dear Connecticut Residents and Vistiors:

Your safety and well-being are of the utmost importance to the Connecticut Office of Tourism. We are monitoring the rapidly evolving situation related to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Connecticut and are dedicated to sharing the latest Connecticut travel-related updates with you.

You can find the latest information from the State of Connecticut on COVID-19, here: www.ct.gov/coronavirus.

On March 20, 2020, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont issued a “Stay Safe, Stay Home” order. You can read the announcement here.

The order directs all non-essential businesses and not-for-profit entities in Connecticut to temporarily prohibit all in-person functions and recommends residents stay home.

If you must leave home:

  • Do not travel in groups—groups must be limited to workers providing essential services;

  • Keep at least six feet away from others whenever possible; young people should also practice social distancing and avoid contact with vulnerable populations;

  • Limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid activities where you come in close contact with other people;

  • Limit use of public transportation to when absolutely necessary and limit potential exposure by spacing out at least six feet from other riders;

  • Use precautionary sanitizer practices such as using soap and water, hand sanitizer, or isopropyl alcohol wipes.

Any person coming into Connecticut by any mode of transportation for any reason is urged to self-quarantine for 14 days.

We strongly encourage all Connecticut travelers to follow the guidance provided by the State of Connecticut and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thank you for helping to keep us all safe until it’s time to travel again.


Randy Fiveash
Director, Connecticut Office of Tourism