Heads-up if you plan to visit New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut in the near future: those states’ governors today issued a travel advisory that travelers arriving from certain other states must self-quarantine for 14 days.
The advisory goes into effect tonight at 12:00 AM EDT.
According to the Albany Times Union, “States will be included in the advisory if 10 per 100,000 residents or 10 percent of the total population tests positive [for coronavirus] on a seven-day rolling average, Cuomo said.”
As of today, those states are:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
Keep in mind that coronavirus test results seem very much in flux. The list of impacted states could realistically change every so often.
How Will States Enforce the “Travel Advisory”?
Curious how this might (or will) be enforced?
The Times Union adds:
Each state will enforce the order differently, but in New York, a person who violates the advisory could be subject to mandatory quarantine through a “judicial order” or fines of up to $10,000 …
Cuomo suggested that hotel clerks could flag travelers breaking quarantine and police could pull over cars with out-of-state license plates.
I won’t be surprised if other states announce similar measures. The recent spike in COVID-19 cases (which could be attributed to backlogs in testing, yes) might give other governors the ideas that their states need to quarantine some travelers.
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