Cuomo Adds More Locations To New York's Quarantine List

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo added five more locations to New York State’s quarantine list on Tuesday.

Travelers from Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota will all be required to quarantine for 14-days upon entering the state. Washington, D.C. and Puerto Rico were also added to the list on Tuesday.

The measures were placed in response to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission in certain states and to protect New York’s successful containment of coronavirus.

The quarantine 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 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.   

"As infection rates increase in 41 other states, our numbers continue to steadily decline, thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers and our incremental, data-driven opening," Cuomo said on Tuesday. "Yesterday, we had our lowest death toll since the pandemic began and with no fatalities in New York City. While today's numbers are encouraging, we must remain vigilant."

There are now 36 locations, including D.C. and Puerto Rico, which meet the criteria:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • Washington, DC
  • Wisconsin

Earlier this month, Cuomo issued an executive order mandating that travelers flying into New York from areas with high coronavirus infection rates must provide contact information when entering the state or face hefty fines.

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