As cases of the CCP virus continue to increase across parts of the United States, people who wish to travel to New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut from eight additional states have been told they will be subject to a mandatory two-week self-quarantine.
These currently include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah, Cuomo said.
"As an increasing number of states around the country fight significant community spread, New York is taking action to maintain the precarious safety of its phased, data-driven reopening," Cuomo said upon issuing the updated “travel advisory” list.
"We've set metrics for community spread just as we've set metrics for everything the state does to fight COVID-19, and eight more states have reached the level of spread required to qualify for New York's travel advisory, meaning we will now require individuals traveling to New York from those states to quarantine for 14 days.”
It came after Cuomo said during a news briefing in New York City last week that the state must work to ensure that infection rates continue to drop.
The announcement comes as summer travel to the states’ beaches, parks, and other attractions would normally swing into high gear.
People who travel from the states listed in the updated travel advisory to New Jersey for business are exempt from the 14-day mandatory quarantine measures.