Another two states have been added to the list from where travelers to New York State must quarantine for 14 days to curb the spread of coronavirus, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday.
Alaska and Delaware, which were previously part of the travel advisory, were added back to the list. Alaska had been removed last week and Delaware was removed the week prior.
“We’ve gone from one of the nation’s worst infection rates to one of its best and have an infection rate below 1 percent for the 11th straight day — but that’s no excuse for getting complacent as we add two more states to our travel advisory,” Cuomo said.
“Our success in this fight is determined, more than anything, by the actions each of us takes in daily life—washing our hands, properly social distancing and wearing masks—and by the willingness of local governments to be competent partners and to enforce state guidance,” he continued. “We continue to move in the right direction, but it’s up to all of us to slow the spread and stay safe.”
The list now includes 33 states, plus Puerto Rico and the U.S. 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 full, updated list of states on the travel advisory is as follows:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- Virgin Islands
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