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Cuomo: Some travelers to NY, other northeast states must quarantine for two weeks

Officials say New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days.

Posted: Jun 24, 2020 12:08 PM
Updated: Jun 24, 2020 1:32 PM

NEW YORK (AP) - Officials say New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that "we also have to make sure the virus doesn’t come on a plane again.”

Cuomo announced what was called a “travel advisory” at a briefing jointly via video feeds with fellow Democratic Govs. Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Ned Lamont of Connecticut.

"We've worked very hard to get the viral transmission rate down and we don't want to see it go up again because people are traveling into the state and bringing it with them," said Cuomo.

The quarantine is effective at midnight, and applies to any person coming from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.

As of Wednesday, the advisory affects travelers from

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Washington
  • Utah
  • Texas
  • Washington

Messaging relaying the advisory will appear on highways, airports, websites and social media across the three states.

Cuomo also confirmed that Phase 4 of reopening will exclude malls, movie theaters and gyms, as the state continues studying the possible impact of opening these businesses.

He also reported less than 1.1% of total tests came back positive on Tuesday, June 23. Out of 51,144 tests, 581 were positive, according to Cuomo.

There are 1,071 people hospitalized, the lowest since the start of the pandemic, with 17 deaths reported.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 500677

Reported Deaths: 33435
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