Cuomo Adds 4 States To New York's Quarantine List

Marta Zielinska
July 14, 2020 - 11:13 am
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    NEW YORK(WCBS 880) — New York's quarantine list is growing. 

    Gov. Andrew Cuomo added Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin to its travel advisory, which asks people coming in from states with high coronavirus infection rates to quarantine for 14-days upon arrival in New York. New Jersey and Connecticut have also updated their lists with these four additional states. 

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    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 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.   

    There are now 22 states that meet the criteria:

    • Alabama 
    • Arkansas 
    • Arizona 
    • California 
    • Florida 
    • Georgia 
    • Iowa 
    • Idaho 
    • Kansas 
    • Louisiana 
    • Minnesota 
    • Mississippi 
    • North Carolina 
    • New Mexico 
    • Nevada 
    • Ohio 
    • Oklahoma 
    • South Carolina 
    • Tennessee 
    • Texas 
    • Utah 
    • Wisconsin 

    Delaware has been removed from the list.

    "New Yorkers showed incredible courage and resiliency throughout this pandemic, and nowhere is their work more evident than in the numbers we release every day, including in New York City, once a global hotspot," Governor Cuomo said. "However, the success of our efforts depends on citizens' willingness to comply with state guidance, socially distance, wear masks and wash their hands, and rising cases around the country continue to threaten our progress, which is why four new states have been added to New York's travel advisory."

    Cuomo on Monday issued an executive order mandating that travelers flying into New York from areas with high coronavirus infection rates must provide contact information when entering the state or face hefty fines.

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