You are reading

Travelers from States With High COVID Rates Must Quarantine Upon Entering New York

Plane at JFK Airport (Adam Moreira/ CC BY-SA/ Wikimedia Commons)

June 24, 2020 By Allie Griffin

Travelers from states with a high rate of COVID-19 infection must quarantine for 14 days upon entering New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced today.

Cuomo made the announcement with the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut via video in a joint press conference Wednesday.

“We are announcing today a joint travel advisory,” Cuomo said. “People coming in from states that have a high infection rate must quarantine for 14 days.”

The advisory applies to visitors from such states — as well as returning residents — to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

States with an infection rate greater than 10 cases per 100,000 residents or a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average are subject to the travel advisory and two-week quarantine.

The states that are currently above that level include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas, Cuomo said.

New York will update which states meet the metrics for the quarantine advisory daily.

“We worked very hard to get the viral transmission rate down,” the governor said. “We don’t want to see it go up because a lot of people come into this region and they could literally bring the infection with them.”

Cuomo said if someone from one of the states seeing an uptick in cases is found to be breaking the quarantine in New York, he or she could be subject to a judicial order and mandatory quarantine or even fines up to $2,000 for the first offense.

The advisory takes effect tonight at midnight.

email the author: news@queenspost.com
No comments yet

Leave a Comment
Reply to this Comment

All comments are subject to moderation before being posted.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Recent News

Ridgewood liquor store owner charged for shooting alleged shoplifter he was trying to pistol-whip: DA

A Ridgewood liquor store owner is facing up to seven years in prison for shooting an alleged shoplifter during a struggle in front of his shop on Monday evening.

Francisco Valerio, 53, of Eldert Street in East New York, Brooklyn, was arraigned in Queens Criminal Court on Tuesday night on assault charges and other crimes for allegedly discharging his firearm when attempting to pistol-whip 20-year-old Kevin Pullatasi during an altercation in front of his Franja Wine and Liquors shop at 785 Wyckoff Ave. Pullutasi, of Summit Street in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and his codefendant Edwin Poaquiza, 20, of Van Buren Street in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, were also arrested and booked at the 104th Precinct in Ridgewood.