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|NY, NJ, CT Announce Joint Travel Advisory for Individuals
Travelling from States with Significant Community Spread of COVID-19
June 24, 2020 02:30 p.m.
Governor Cuomo, Governor Murphy and Governor Lamont Announce
Joint Incoming Travel Advisory That All Individuals Traveling from States
with Significant Community Spread of COVID-19 Quarantine for 14 Days
Tri-State Advisory Will Use Uniform Parameters and Messaging Across the
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont today announced a joint incoming travel
advisory that all individuals traveling from states with significant community
spread of COVID-19 quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact
within the identified state.
This quarantine - effective midnight tonight - 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
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will continually update and publish on
their respective websites a list of states to which the new advisory applies. This
information will be updated regularly.
The tri-state measure will use uniform parameters and messaging on highways,
airports, websites and social media across the three states. The three states will
also ask hotels to communicate the 14-day quarantine to guests who have
traveled from one of the impacted states.
"In New York we went from the highest number of cases to some of the lowest
rates in the country - no one else had to bend the curve as much as we did and
now we have to make sure that the rate continues to drop in our entire region,"
Governor Cuomo said. "We've been working with our neighbors in New Jersey
and Connecticut throughout this entire pandemic, and we're announcing a joint
travel advisory that says people coming in from states with a high infection rate
must quarantine for 14 days. We've worked very hard to get the viral
transmission rate down and we don't want to see it go up again because people
are traveling into the state and bringing it with them."
"Over the course of the past few months, our states have taken aggressive
action to flatten the curve and beat back the coronavirus," Governor Murphy
said, "As a result of our collective efforts, we have low infection rates, falling
hospitalizations, and have steadily been reopening our economies. Unfortunately
many states continue to have high transmission rates. We are proud to work with
our partners in New York and Connecticut on a joint incoming travel advisory to
ensure continued progress against this virus and to keep residents of the tri-state
respective states are leading the country when it comes to our response with low
infection and positivity rates relative to increased testing capacity," Governor
Lamont said. "We have made difficult decisions throughout this pandemic, but we
have proven to make many of the right decisions. This step to inform travelers
form states with hot spots to self-isolate is meant to protect our residents and
maintain our incredible public health progress."