Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo today said she is “mandating, not suggesting” a 14-day self-quarantine for anyone traveling to her state from New York.
The executive order – effective immediately – also applies to anyone who has traveled to New York in the last 14 days.
The governor said she plans to execute the mandate by stationing members of the National Guard at bus terminals and train stations and will require anyone arriving from New York to check in and provide their contact information.
State police have also been instructed to flag down cars with New York state license plates as they come into Rhode Island.
“This is unusual… this is radical,” the governor said of the plan to execute the mandate.
Raimondo said Rhode Island has added 33 cases of coronavirus since yesterday, bringing the state’s total to 165 cases.