You Can Now Take COVID-19 Test to Avoid Quarantine When Visiting New York
In recent month, New York introduced quarantine rules for people traveling to state from other states with high numbers of COVID-19 cases. That list was updated continuously based on the numbers provided by each state. But in recent weeks we have seen a sharp increase around the country and now New York is getting rid of quarantine list.
“There will be no quarantine list. There will be no metrics,” NY Gov. Cuomo said. The new policy is not getting rid of the 14-day quarantine, but it is a test-out option for those who want to shorten their quarantine time.
Starting Nov. 4, visitors to the state will be able to take some extra steps and quarantine for just three days. State officials say in order for someone to opt into shorter isolation, they must:
- take a COVID test 72 hours before traveling to New York and receive a negative test result
- upload those results online
- quarantine for three days
- take a second COVID-19 test on the fourth day
If the second COVID-19 test comes back negative, they no longer have to quarantine. Anyone who is not tested must remain in quarantine for 14 days, Cuomo said.