New York state has added Arizona and Maryland to the Covid-19 travel advisory list that it shares with New Jersey and Connecticut bringing the total number to 40 states and territories, according to a release by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.
Cuomo said that while both New Jersey and Connecticut along with neighboring Pennsylvania qualify to be placed on the list, they will not be due to the difficulty in enforcing travel between the states.
“There is no practical way to quarantine New York from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. There are just too many interchanges, interconnections, and people who live in one place and work in the other. It would have a disastrous effect on the economy, and remember while we're fighting this public health pandemic we're also fighting to open up the economy. However, to the extent travel between the states is not essential, it should be avoided." Cuomo said in the release.
The advisory requires people who have traveled to New York from areas with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.
Here's the full, updated travel advisory list is available below:
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia