Cuomo clarifies rules for Thanksgiving travel

Updated: October 29, 2020 12:59 PM
Created: October 29, 2020 12:55 PM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — With Thanksgiving less than a month away, many people have been wondering, will you be able to go see family without consequences?

The short answer from governor Cuomo is no. 

If you travel to one of the 41 states or territories on New York's travel advisory, you will need to quarantine for two weeks when you return. However, the governor added you can go where you want, as the travel advisory is not a ban.

Neighboring states New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts meet the metrics for the advisory but have not been added. News10NBC previously looked at the potential challenges associated with adding those states.

Cuomo says he is discouraging travel to those states, as he says staying home is the best way to show loved ones you're thankful for them.

Earlier this week, Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul said she discouraged holiday travel.

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