New York adds 4 more states to travel advisory

New York State has added four more states to its travel advisory – Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin.

Posted: Jul 14, 2020 11:06 AM
Updated: Jul 14, 2020 5:19 PM

ALBANY, N.Y. – New York State has added four more states to its travel advisory – Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin.

There are now 22 states included in the advisory, which was established June 24 in an effort to prevent a spike in coronavirus cases in New York. 

According to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, any state with a positive virus test rate above 10% over seven days, or higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, is considered high-risk and will be added to the advisory. People traveling to New York from these states must quarantine for 14 days. According to Cuomo's executive order, people who do not comply could face up to $10,000 in civil penalties.

On Monday, Cuomo announced that anyone traveling to New York from one of the states under the advisory must fill out a traveler form, or face a $2,000 fine. There will also be enforcement teams stationed at all airports.

“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,” said Cuomo.

The following states are now included in the advisory:

  • 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

Minnesota health officials are surprised by the addition because the state appears to be below the joint travel advisory's threshold for travel restrictions. Minnesota's infectious disease director Kris Ehresmann tells the Star Tribune that health officials are looking into it “as it does not jibe with our data.”

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 488506

Reported Deaths: 33371
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