Wednesday, 15 July, 2020

Considering a Trip to New York Soon? You'll Want to Reconsider

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Deanna Wagner | 01 July, 2020, 07:36

Individuals traveling to NY from eight additional states will be asked to quarantine for two weeks, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. In addition to California, travelers entering NY from Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, and Tennessee are also being asked to quarantine. California has been added to that region's existing list of high-risk states as local coronavirus cases here continue to swell.

Residents of the state of Iowa who are thinking about a trip to the east coast, namely to New York, New Jersey, or CT, in the very near future are probably going to want to cancel it.

Last week, Gov. Cuomo, along with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D), announced a joint incoming travel advisory requiring a 14-day self-quarantine for travelers arriving from states with "a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average". Previously, the ordered covered Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas.

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The announcement now brings to 16 the number of states on the list.

"Eight more states have reached the level of spread required to qualify for New York's travel advisory, meaning we will now require individuals traveling to NY from those states to quarantine for 14 days", Cuomo stated. The numbers are considered on a seven-day rolling average, according to Cuomo in the video you can watch HERE.

New Jersey has a similar quarantine, but unlike NY, it's not enforceable or mandatory. He favors adding an exemption for visitors who can document they have tested negative within three days of arrival.

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