Cuomo Announces Joint 14-Day Quarantine for People Traveling From High COVID-19 States
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced Wednesday that people traveling from states with high COVID-19 infection rates will be subject to a 14 day quarantine if they are entering New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut. These are people traveling from states where the infection rate is 10 percent of the population.
Right now, those states are Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arizona, Washington, Florida, and Utah. This is subject to change depending on how infection rates fluctuate, so the governor said he will update which states are on the list daily.
"I think it's right, I think it's smart, and I'm glad that we're doing this together," Cuomo said.
"This is a smart thing to do,” Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey said during the briefing. "The last thing we need to do right now is to subject our folks to another round."
The quarantine goes into effect at midnight on Thursday. People who break the quarantine will be placed in a mandatory quarantine or face fines of up to $10,000 if they cause harm.