N.Y., N.J., Connecticut Now Say Travelers From 31 Hot Spot States Must Quarantine

Travelers who arrive in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from 31 states the place coronavirus statistics have been worsening should quarantine themselves for 2 weeks. Screenshot by NPR/Connecticut State Government conceal caption

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Screenshot by NPR/Connecticut State Government

Travelers who arrive in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from 31 states the place coronavirus statistics have been worsening should quarantine themselves for 2 weeks.

Screenshot by NPR/Connecticut State Government

People touring to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut from 31 different states at the moment are required to self-quarantine for 14 days, after 10 states with vital group unfold of the coronavirus — together with Virginia, Maryland, Indiana and Alaska — have been added to a travel advisory Tuesday.

“As infection rates increase in 41 other states, our numbers continue to steadily decline, thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers” and a cautious method to reopening, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated.

“Yesterday, we had our lowest death toll since the pandemic began — and with no fatalities in New York City,” Cuomo added, after his state reported simply two deaths from COVID-19.

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut first introduced their journey advisory on June 24, as they sought to restrict potential sources of coronavirus an infection. At the time, New York was rising from its standing because the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak within the U.S.

As of final week, 22 states have been on the record of these requiring quarantines, however the advisory now covers nicely over half the nation. Delaware, which was eliminated final week, is now again on the record. The state successfully swapped locations with Minnesota, which has dropped off.

The obligatory quarantine applies to anybody arriving from states with a positivity check price of 10% or larger over a seven-day rolling common. It additionally consists of any state the place the optimistic check price is larger than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling common. In New York state, the principles carry a possible $2,000 nice.

The preliminary journey advisory record included simply 9 scorching spot states, similar to Texas and Florida. But it has swelled as many states endure a pointy spike in coronavirus instances pushed by financial reopenings and relaxed attitudes towards face masks and different precautions.

Earlier this month, Florida surpassed New York’s worst-ever day for brand new instances, reporting more than 15,200 infections. On Monday, New York noticed lower than 2% of its COVID-19 exams come again optimistic. By distinction, Florida’s positivity rate has averaged above 10% for the previous month.

“I never thought it would be this bad,” Cuomo informed NBC’s TODAY Show concerning the course of COVID-19 within the U.S.

Last week, New York stepped up its efforts to carry folks accountable to the quarantine guidelines, deploying “enforcement teams” at airports throughout the state and urging folks to fill out a traveler health form.

When Cuomo was requested on Tuesday whether or not his state’s quarantine coverage is enforceable, the governor replied, “It is imperfect.”

The tristate space’s new journey advisory now covers these states:

Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.

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