New York to require travelers from 8 additional states to quarantine upon arrival
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that travelers from eight additional states will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in New York.
According to a release from the governor’s office, the newly added states include California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee.
"As an increasing number of states around the country fight significant community spread, New York is taking action to maintain the precarious safety of its phased, data-driven reopening," Gov. Cuomo said, in prepared remarks. "We've set metrics for community spread just as we've set metrics for everything the state does to fight COVID-19, and 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 New York from those states to quarantine for 14 days."s
New Jersey and Connecticut took similar measures just before the governor’s announcement.
According to the state, 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 states that were originally slated to quarantine upon arrival include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas.
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