New York, New Jersey and Connecticut now require travelers from 31 states to quarantine themselves for 14 days to limit the spread of the coronavirus as cases continue to increase across the country.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that ten new states had been added to the list: Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, Washington.
The tour – first issued in June by Cuomo and the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut – already had restrictions for 21 other states where the positive test rate exceeds 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day moving average.
Cuomo said he plans to fine $ 2,000 for travelers arriving from listed states leaving New York airports without filing a form stating where they will arrive and where they are going.
“New Yorkers showed incredible courage and resilience during this pandemic, and nowhere is their work more apparent than in the numbers we release every day, including in New York City, once a global hot spot,” said Cuomo.
However, the success of our efforts depends on citizens’ willingness to comply with state guidance, social distance, wear masks and wash their hands, and increasing cases across the country continue to threaten our progress, so new states have been added to New York travel advice. ‘
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut now require travelers from 31 states (in red above) to quarantine themselves for 14 days to limit the spread of the coronavirus as cases increase in the U.S.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that ten new states had been added to the list: Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, Washington. “The infection rate across the country is getting worse, not better,” Cuomo said
The 31 is on the mandatory quarantine list of NY and NJ
– North Carolina
– North Dakota
– New Mexico
– South Carolina
The list of states that meet the travel advice statistics has grown every week as coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country.
With the latest additions, the quarantine requirements now apply to more than two thirds of the country’s population.
Cuomo acknowledged that the quarantine policy is “imperfect,” but said it will be effective if people actually follow it.
The policy requires travelers from the listed states to fill out a location form with information about where they are from and where they are going before leaving airports in the three-state area.
Airlines hand out the forms to planes and they are also available online.
State officials plan to use the forms to randomly track travelers and ensure they comply with quarantine restrictions.
Airport travelers who have not completed the form are faced with a hearing and an order requiring mandatory quarantine.
Minnesota was previously on the list, but was removed under Tuesday’s update because its positivity rate fell below 10 percent.
Delaware and Washington State were added again after being removed from an earlier version of the list.
Governors in the three-state area – once the epicenter of the U.S. coronavirus crisis – have worked hard in recent weeks to keep things low, while other states continue to break their own records.
New York reported 408,181 cases and 25,058 deaths on Tuesday after several consecutive weeks of gradual decline.
The state’s rate of positive results has risen around 1 percent since mid-June, with 1.2 percent of the 66,000 tests conducted Monday positive.
Most of the state’s affairs came from New York City, which entered the fourth and final stages of the reopening plan on Monday.
But Cuomo has warned that restrictions could be re-implemented if the city sees a significant rise in cases in the coming weeks.
On Tuesday, he noted that there was an increase in the number of cases related to celebrations on the Fourth of July weekend.
“Contact tracing clearly shows that many of the new cases in New York are the result of a lack of compliance during the weekend of July 4 and illustrate how quickly the virus is spreading, with for example one party more than a third of those present,” Cuomo said.
“I couldn’t be clearer: see what’s going on in the rest of the country. If we are not smart, if we do not wear masks and distance ourselves socially, the suitcases will peak. No one wants to go back to hell we experienced three months ago, so please stay vigilant. ‘
The list of states that meet the travel advice statistics has grown every week as coronavirus cases continue to increase across the country. As of Tuesday, more than 3.8 million cases and 140,397 deaths have been reported in the United States
Cuomo has praised New Yorkers for flattening the state curve, but said his government is monitoring potential spikes in Bronx, Long Island and parts of the state.
The Democratic Governor, who has expressed concern over youth gathering in bars, said the New York City Beverage Authority has suspended permits from four bars and restaurants in Queens and Suffolk County.
Since March, the state has suspended 27 permits and filed 410 charges against establishments, which must follow social distancing and abide by the rules on top of Cuomo’s requirement – announced last Thursday – to only serve alcohol to people who order and eat food.
Cuomo said his administration will close restaurants and bars with three violations, while “blatant” violations could lead to the immediate loss of a liquor license or closure.
“That is a very serious situation, which means that they cannot operate,” said Cuomo. “Sorry it came to that. But it is a dangerous situation. ‘
Cuomo claimed on Tuesday that New York was never “opened outside of drinking.”
Still, the earlier state directive allowed the consumption of “food and / or drink” on an open-air permit holder’s property, sitting at tables two feet away.
Cuomo’s senior adviser Richard Azzopardi said the state has followed the rules because of reports of individuals outside restaurants and bars engaging in “maskless, not socially distant drinking outside.”
“That was clearly not the intention, so the rules had to be tightened,” he said.
Cuomo has praised New Yorkers for flattening the state curve, but said his government is watching for potential spikes. Pictured: People gather outside a bar in the East Village neighborhood of New York City on July 18