Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker announced an executive order Friday that will go into effect on August 1 and require any travelers to the state to quarantine for 14 days unless they can provide a negative test result for Covid-19.
The order will apply to Massachusetts residents returning from out of state as well as other travelers, Baker told reporters.
Travelers from states with lower rates of transmission will be exempt, the governor said.
As of Friday, that list included the states of New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maine, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire and Hawaii.
Failure to quarantine will result in a $500 daily fine, Baker said.