UPDATED: 6:43 A.M., July 15, 2020
ALBANY, NY (WSKG) – New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is tightening quarantine orders for of out of state travelers with high rates of COVID-19.
Cuomo says travelers from the 22 states now on the restricted list will be required to fill out a form that includes the address of where they will be for the mandatory 14 day quarantine, or there will be immediate repercussions.
“It will be enforced in every airport in the state of new York,” Cuomo said.
Violators who don’t turn in the forms will face an automatic $2000 fine and may be called to a hearing before a judge to arrange a mandatory supervised quarantine.
The governor issued the rules after incidences upstate of travelers from Georgia and Florida spreading the virus, two states on the travel ban list. .
Cuomo says New York now has very low rates of COVID-19, with just 10 deaths on Sunday, and he does not want to see the virus rate increase because of infection brought in from other states.
States included on the travel advisory as of July 13, from New York State Department of Health :
This is based upon a seven day rolling average, of positive tests in excess of 10%, or number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents.