Out-of-state travelers must provide contact info, enforced with $2K fine

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By 1010 WINS

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- During a briefing on Monday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an emergency order requiring travelers flying to New York from designated high-risk states to provide contact information when entering the state.

In order to help enforce quarantining, all state airports will issue paperwork to travelers starting today, Cuomo said. State health department workers will wait at airport gates with forms. Passengers will have to fill them out on either on paper or online. 

Those who do not comply could receive a summons with $2,000 fine. They could also face a mandatory quarantine. Port Authority police will enforce the new measure.

"None of this is pleasant, but we've gone through this before," Cuomo said. LaGuardia and JFK airports each receive 60 flights per day from states that are seeing COVID-19 spikes.