The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut announced they are adding an additional 8 states to their original travel advisory requiring anyone traveling from these states to self-quarantine for 14 days.
By Anash.org reporter
The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut announced they are adding an additional 8 states to their travel advisory requiring anyone traveling from these states to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The new states being added are California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, and Tennessee. They join the original 9 states of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Texas, and Utah, that were added last week.
The announcement was made at a joint press conference with Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York, Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey, and Gov. Ned Lamont of Connecticut.
Anyone coming into New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from states that have a high rate of infection will be required to quarantine for 14 days. There is a possibility of additional states being added in the future.
The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.
The order does not block people from traveling. But it does make clear that if you’ve been in a state that meets the guidelines — like taking a vacation to Florida and then coming home, or visiting New York from Texas on business — you will have to quarantine for 14 days on arriving.
Enforcement will be hard and rely on a mixture of law enforcement, people reporting noncompliance and travelers taking the law seriously. Violators in New York will be subject to mandatory quarantine and a $2,000 fine if discovered, and will be liable for up to $10,000 if “you cause harm,” Cuomo said.