‘This is a strong advisory:’ NY, NJ, CT to require visitors from worse-off states to quarantine for 14 days

New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from other states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days.

News 12 Staff

Jun 25, 2020, 10:23 AM

Updated 1,488 days ago

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New York, Connecticut and New Jersey will require visitors from other states with high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days.
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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the “travel advisory” Wednesday at a briefing joined via video feed by Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont.
"It's only for the simple reason that we worked very hard to get the viral transmission rate down,” says Gov. Cuomo. “We don't want to see it go up because a lot of people come into this region."
Gov. Murphy says the states’ health departments will provide details of how the rule will work.
"This is not a polite recommendation, this is a strong advisory," says Gov. Murphy.
The advisory is for anyone coming from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day average, or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over the same seven-day average.
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As of Wednesday, states over the threshold included Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Texas.
Gov. Murphy says a lot of the responsibility is on people to do the right thing.
"Constitutionally, we aren't able to put up border checks around New Jersey, it's just not travel from one state to the next is allowed," says Gov. Murphy. “We're asking folks to take on personal responsibility here to do the right thing for themselves as well as their families, communities and the rest of us."
The governor says messaging will be on highways, airports, websites and social media across all three states. The advisory went into effect at midnight.

AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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