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New York requires Minnesota, Wisconsin visitors to quarantine

Updated: July 14, 2020 04:07 PM

NEW YORK - New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Tuesday, that four additional states meet the qualification for a travel advisory. This includes Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio and New Mexico. If you are planning to travel to New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut, you will be required to quarantine for 14 days to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus.

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According to a press release, the quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

Governor Cuomo announced the travel enforcement operation on Monday, and the effort will begin at airports across the state to help ensure travelers are following the state's quarantine restrictions and to help contain the rates of COVID-19 transmission in New York State.

"New Yorkers showed incredible courage and resiliency throughout this pandemic, and nowhere is their work more evident than in the numbers we release every day, including in New York City, once a global hotspot," Governor Cuomo said in the release. "However, the success of our efforts depends on citizens' willingness to comply with state guidance, socially distance, wear masks and wash their hands, and rising cases around the country continue to threaten our progress, which is why four new states have been added to New York's travel advisory."

"It's also clear based on contact tracing that many of the new cases in New York are a result of a lack of compliance during the July 4 weekend and illustrate how quickly the virus spreads, with one party, for example, infecting more than a third of attendees," Governor Cuomo added.

The travel quarantine list includes the following states:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

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