SUFFOLK COUNTY, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Governor Andrew Cuomo wants everyone to avoid non-essential travel between New York and three neighboring states, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
According to Cuomo, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania now meet the criteria for the COVID-19 travel advisory. However, given the interconnected nature of the region and mode of transport between the four states, a quarantine on these states is not practically viable, Cuomo said. New York State highly discourages, to the extent practical, non-essential travel to and from these states while they meet the travel advisory criteria, Cuomo added.
In addition, Cuomo added Arizona and Maryland to New York's travel advisory. No areas have been removed. The advisory requires individuals who have traveled to New York from areas with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.
The updated travel advisory comprises the following:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- New Mexico
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
To learn more about the travel advisory and requirements, visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory.