Passengers on a train from Florida stop and register with officials at Penn Station during an effort to screen out-of-state travellers and enforce the state's 14-day coronavirus disease (COVID-19) quarantine in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., August 6, 2020. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri

Gov. Andrew Cuomo added on Tuesday two more states from where travelers to New York State need to quarantine for 14 days to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Hawaii and South Dakota were added to the quarantine list along with the U.S. Virgin Islands. In addition, Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio, and Rhode Island have been removed from the list. 

“New York went from one of the worst situations in the country, to an example for the rest of the nation to follow,” the governor said. “Our numbers continue to remain low and steady, which shows this virus will respond to an approach based on science, not politics. In order to protect this progress, we must keep up our efforts – we cannot go back to the hell we experienced a few months ago, which is why we are adding Hawaii, South Dakota and Virgin Islands to the travel advisory.”

There are currently 31 states on the list, plus Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

New York City has set up checkpoints at bridges and tunnels to ensure travelers from other states fill out the required contact tracing paperwork or face fines.

The latest version of the full list is as follows: 

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wisconsin For more coronavirus coverage, visit longislandpress.com/coronavirus

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