New York’s List Of Quarantined States Grows Longer

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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 :

Alabama
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Florida
Georgia
Iowa
Idaho
Kansas
Louisiana
Minnesota
Mississippi
New Mexico
North Carolina
Nevada
Ohio
Oklahoma
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Wisconsin

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.