Update, 6/30: 8 states have been added that will require mandatory quarantine upon return to the NY tri-state area and one has been removed. The full list now includes Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. Washington state will no longer require quarantine.
Originally posted on 6/24:
Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York are announcing a mandatory 14 day quarantine for people coming from states that currently have a high COVID-19 infection rate. The quarantine will apply to visitors and NY tri-state area residents that arrive from the affected states.
The initial states affected will include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas. Those states currently have more than 10 COVID positive cases per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or have a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.
In NY, violators will be subject to a $2,000-$10,000 fine and forced quarantine.
This comes after states like Florida and Texas announced a quarantine on arrivals from the the NY tri-state area back in March. But the tables have now turned as infection rates there have exploded while infection rates in the NY tri-state area have continued to drop.
Texas dropped their quarantine requirement, but Florida still has their quarantine requirement for arrivals from the NY tri-state area in place.
The quarantine will go into effect tonight, though how it will be enforced is anyone’s guess.
I am announcing with @GovMurphy and @GovNedLamont a joint travel advisory. All individuals traveling from states with significant community spread of COVID into NY, NJ, or CT must quarantine for 14 days.
This travel advisory is effective midnight tonight.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 24, 2020
Do you think that the mandatory quarantine will be enforced?