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Expect to self-quarantine if travelling out of state

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Sorry. We know you were planning a trip this summer, out west to Arizona, or down to Myrtle Beach, but Governor Cuomo just announced that travelers coming into New York from certain parts of the country must self-quarantine for 14 days when they arrive in New York. If you’re travelling to states with a high coronavirus transmission and positive testing rate, and you don’t self-quarantine, you may be subject to fines or other penalties.

As a COVID-19 surge sweeps through more and more states and including Puerto Rico, Gov. imposed a tri-state order mandating a two-week self-quarantine for travelers who fly or arrive in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut from states with more than a 10% positive coronavirus test rate over a seven-day average. Here are the states that are the focus of this announcement: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas.  The number of states continues to expand. Violators may be fined $2,000 or more for the first offense and $10,000 if they caused harm by violating the quarantine.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday, July 1, 2020, that travelers from 16 states, including California, Georgia and Texas, are now required to self-quarantine.

During his daily briefing, Cuomo said state officials have begun using information gathered from airline passengers to monitor compliance.

“It’s just common sense,” Cuomo said during a pandemic in his Manhattan office. “If you’re in a place that has a high infection rate, we don’t want to see the infection rate increase here. We worked very hard to get the virus transmission rate down. We now have to make sure the rate continues to drop.



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