Changes to the NY state quarantine list

Buffalo Niagara International Airport. July 1, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Photo credit Buffalo Niagara International Airport. July 1, 2020 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)

Albany, NY (WBEN) Governor Cuomo says two states and a territory have been added to New York's list of states requiring a quarantine of 14 days upon return. Four states have been removed.

The newly-added states are Hawaii and South Dakota, plus the US Virgin Islands. Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island have been removed. 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.

"New York went from one of the worst situations in the country, to an example for the rest of the nation to follow," Governor Cuomo said. "Our numbers continue to remain low and steady, which shows this virus will respond to an approach based on science, not politics. In order to protect this progress, we must keep up our efforts - we cannot go back to the hell we experienced a few months ago, which is why we are adding Hawaii, South Dakota and Virgin Islands to the travel advisory."

    

The full, updated travel advisory list is below:

Alabama

Arkansas

Arizona

California

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Iowa

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maryland

Minnesota

Missouri

Mississippi

Montana

North Carolina

North Dakota

Nebraska

Nevada

Oklahoma

Puerto Rico

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Virgin Islands

Wisconsin

 

Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island have been removed from the travel advisory. Cuomo says those individuals in quarantine after traveling from a state that has been removed from the advisory should continue to quarantine for the full 14 days.