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40 States, Territories on New York's Virus Quarantine List

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New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

By    |   Tuesday, 20 October 2020 02:36 PM

Almost every state is on New York's coronavirus quarantine list, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

Cuomo said that 43 states and territories meet the qualifications to be on the list, but that for people in three neighboring states — Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut — it would be all but impossible for them to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New York. That leaves the list at 40 — Guam, Puerto Rico, and 38 states.

"We are now in a situation where 43 states meet the criteria for our travel advisory. This is really a bizarre outcome, considering New York once had the highest infection rate," Cuomo said. "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."

Under a New York directive, anyone coming to New York from an area with a positive test rate of more than 10 for every 100,000 residents over seven days or a state with a positive test rate of at least 10% over seven days must self-quarantine for 14 days upon arriving. Violators can be fined.

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Almost every state is on New York's coronavirus quarantine list, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday. Cuomo said that 43 states and territories meet the qualifications to be on the list, but that for people in three neighboring states - Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and...
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