Yesterday, Florida announced that they would require passengers from New York and New Jersey airports to self-isolate and quarantine themselves for 14 days.
That executive order can be found here and it also includes passengers from Connecticut. Florida has been enforcing that order with the National Guard at their airports. That order includes up to 60 days in prison and up to $500 in fines for violations and it calls for all of Florida’s law enforcement to see that the order is carried out.
Today, Governor DeSantis said that he will sign another executive order that anyone who came from New York, New Jersey, And Connecticut in the past 3 weeks or anyone that comes from those states going forward will need to self-isolate for 14 days. You will also need to report who you had close contact with in the past 3 weeks.
The new order will include those who drive or fly to Florida.
It’s unclear how exactly Florida will enforce the new order, but people need to realize that Florida has an extremely high at-risk population and the best way for society to make it through COVID-19 with the lowest mortality rate is by staying at home.
Anyone who traveled to Florida from NYC over past 3 weeks will have to self-isolate and report who they've come in close contact with. pic.twitter.com/McaT8UL3Rv
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) March 24, 2020
Will this order change your travel plans?
HT: Zalman Cohen