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NY, NJ, Conn. impose 14-day quarantine on travelers from states with high COVID-19 rates

NY, NJ, Conn. impose 14-day quarantine on travelers from states with high COVID-19 rates Photo: News10NBC.

WHECTV
Updated: June 25, 2020 10:15 AM
Created: June 25, 2020 05:44 AM

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — New York, Connecticut and New Jersey are asking visitors from states with high coronavirus infection rates to quarantine for 14 days.

The advisory, which went into effect at midnight, applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.  

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As of Thursday, that includes Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Texas. However, Gov. Andrew said the list of states can change as the infection rates change.

The two-week quarantine will last two weeks from the time of last contact within the identified state.

The Cuomo administration said violators in New York will be subject to mandatory quarantine and face fines from $2,000 to $10,000.  Violators could be discovered at business meetings or during a traffic stop, the governor said.

Click here to read Cuomo's executive order. 


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