NY/NJ/CT Add 4 States to Quarantine Requirement List, Delaware Removed
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have added four new states to the the tri-state COVID-19 travel advisory list as more areas across the United States continue to see rising numbers of coronavirus cases. The advisory requires a 14-day quarantine upon arrival for travelers from certain states that are hardest by COVID-19.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the news Tuesday. Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin were added to the quarantine requirement list while Delaware was removed. The total number of states affected is currently at 22. The list is compiled based on latest COVID-19 numbers for each state. States under the travel advisory must have an infection rate above 10 cases per 100,000 people, or if 10% of the total population tests positive. Both metrics are monitored on a rolling seven-day average.
Stricter enforcement rules were also announced for those traveling to New York. Visitors arriving in the state must provide contact information to local authorities. Those who do not risk facing a $2,000 fine or a court-ordered mandated 14-day quarantine.
NY, NJ, CT Travel Advisory List
As of July 14, there are currently 22 states that meet the quarantine criteria for travel to the tri-state area:
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- South Carolina