N.Y., N.J. and Conn. to require travelers from 31 states to quarantine
Travelers from 31 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are now required to quarantine for 14 days when traveling to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
What's new: Hawaii, South Dakota and the Virgin Islands were added to the travel advisory list on Tuesday, while Alaska, Ohio, New Mexico and Rhode Island were removed, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.
Why it matters: The tri-state area, the original hub of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., has successfully flattened its curve and is reopening.
- Officials fear, however, that the surge of cases in others states across the country could erase progress.
- New York City will set up bridge and tunnel checkpoints to enforce the quarantine order, per Mayor Bill de Blasio.
What they're saying: "The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press release.
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Virgin Islands
Editor's note: This story has been updated to note additional states added to the quarantine list. It has also been corrected to clarify that the list includes 31 states and Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.