The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut announced Wednesday that all visitors from states with a high infection rate, will be required to quarantine for 14 days.
By Anash.org reporter
The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut announced Wednesday a joint travel advisory for anyone traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID-19
Anyone coming into NY, NJ, and CT from states that have a high rate of infection will be required to quarantine for 14 days. Such states include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Texas, and Utah.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo made the announcement in a joint press conference with the two neighboring governors. “We have to make sure the virus doesn’t come in on a plane again,” Cuomo said.
The order, which goes into effect at 11:59 p.m. ET Wednesday, 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. Airports and highways will have reminder signs, and hotels will be asked to inform guests as well.
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.