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Visitors to New York could face fines for failing to comply with travel advisory

New York State is developing new strategies to enforce the coronavirus travel advisory, including creating enforcement teams at airports, and fining people who fail to provide contact information to the state.

Posted: Jul 13, 2020 4:12 PM
Updated: Jul 13, 2020 5:40 PM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – New York State is developing new strategies to enforce the coronavirus travel advisory, including creating enforcement teams at airports, and fining people who fail to provide contact information to the state.

During a press conference Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said the travel enforcement operation will start July 14 at airports across the state, including Syracuse Hancock International Airport.

Cuomo says the new measures are meant to avoid a spike in cases.

"We have already implemented a quarantine order for travelers coming in from states with the highest infection rates, but we are experiencing non-compliance with the order that can lead to outbreaks and threaten the tremendous progress we've already made,” said Cuomo.

Enforcement teams will be at each airport to ensure people fill out the Department of Health’s traveler form, which passengers will receive before boarding their flight, or upon landing, in New York.

Syracuse Airport Director Jason Terreri says the airport will distribute the form to all passengers arriving from states included in the travel advisory.

“Although this order may be perceived as an inconvenience to visitors arriving in Syracuse, the airport is committed to providing a safe and welcoming environment,” said Terreri.

The traveler form is also available online for those who wish to fill it out electronically. The online form is the only option for people coming into the state by car or train.

Cuomo says people who refuse to fill out the traveler form will face a fine of $2,000, and will be placed on mandatory quarantine.

For a list of state in the travel advisory, click here.

The initial travel advisory issued on June 24 also states the following:

Any violation of a quarantine or isolation order issued to an individual pursuant to the Commissioner of the Department of Health's travel advisory by a local department of health or state department of health may be enforced pursuant to article 21 of the public health law, and non-compliance may additionally be deemed a violation pursuant to section 12 of the public health law subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000.

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 415767

Reported Deaths: 32694
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Nassau432712194
Westchester359741445
Rockland13880674
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Erie8548669
Monroe4742277
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Onondaga3477194
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Oneida2081112
Ulster202691
Sullivan148348
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Putnam142563
Broome104864
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Rensselaer73430
Saratoga72617
Columbia51937
Madison39917
Ontario34934
Warren30033
Orleans29554
Steuben29042
Greene28918
Fulton28224
Genesee2725
St. Lawrence2614
Washington25514
Wayne2453
Oswego2443
Herkimer2404
Chautauqua2319
Tompkins2300
Chenango2096
Tioga18824
Livingston1668
Chemung1633
Cattaraugus1586
Montgomery1554
Cayuga1442
Jefferson1300
Clinton1274
Otsego1125
Wyoming1125
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