Eight states including California, Georgia added to NY governor's quarantine order

Clay Curtis
July 1, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (above), along with the governors of New Jersey and CT announced last week that residents of nine different states being hard hit by coronavirus would have to quarantine for two weeks when visiting any of their state (s).

The travel restrictions highlight a sharp turnaround in the nature of the coronavirus spread in the United States, where just months ago several states were mandating quarantine for visiting New Yorkers. In addition to California, travelers entering NY from Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, and Tennessee are also being asked to quarantine. No states on the initial list were dropped.

The tri-state travel advisory applies to any state that has a new daily positive test rate for COVID-19 higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont tweeted that his state had also expanded its list to 16 under the "regional travel advisory".

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At the time that order applied to incoming travelers from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah, and Texas.

Anyone, from any of those states traveling to Connecticut, New Jersey, or NY has to self-quarantine for two full weeks or 14 days.

In late March, the federal government issued similar guidelines for New York, New Jersey and CT residents, asking that they avoid non-essential travel and self-quarantine for 14 days if travel was necessary. He favors adding an exemption for visitors who can document they have tested negative within three days of arrival.

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