Despite increase in cases, NY won't enforce New Jersey, Connecticut quarantines

Despite New York being the only state not to qualify for COVID-19 travel advisories, officials say they will not enforce quarantines among Connecticut and New Jersey.

News 12 Staff

Oct 21, 2020, 12:23 PM

Updated 1,342 days ago

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Despite New York being the only state not to qualify for COVID-19 travel advisories, officials say they will not enforce quarantines among Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
Gov. Ned Lamont, along with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy, and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a joint statement Tuesday saying in part, "Our states have worked together successfully in combating this pandemic since the beginning and we'll continue to do so. The travel advisory was designed to keep our respective states safe, with the understanding that we are a connected region, dependent on each other when it comes to commerce, education, and health care."
Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey have among the lowest infection rates in the country, and Gov. Lamont says that's because those states based their approaches to controlling the spread of the virus on science and data.
States are added to the quarantine list if they hit a threshold of averaging 10 or more new cases per day per 100,000 residents over a seven-day period.
States can also land on the quarantine list if 10% of tests came up positive on average over the past week.
Connecticut has averaged 11.2 new cases per 100,000 residents over the past week, while New Jersey has averaged 10.3, Pennsylvania has averaged 11.1 and Massachusetts has reached 9.9.
There are currently 40 states on the travel advisory list the rules still apply to.
Officials say instead of quarantining, those traveling between state lines can provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test.
The test must be taken no more than 72 hours before arriving to Connecticut.


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