Updated August 11, 2020
Governors from NY, NJ and CT have announced their intention to require a 14-day quarantine for persons traveling from states with high numbers of coronavirus cases.
Which States are Considered to Have High Coronavirus Numbers?
The states whose arrivals are subject to the quarantine order are those with:
· >10 coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average, or
· 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7 day rolling average
Which States Fall Into One of the Above Categories Now?
As of now, arrivals from the following states are subject to the 14-day quarantine if they arrive in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut:
Puerto Rico and Virgin Island have been added to the list as well
This list is subject to change given the virus rates of each state. You can visit https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/covid-19-travel-advisory to view updates on this travel advisory.
Is the Quarantine Being Enforced? Is There a Fine for Non-Compliance?
While travelers' self-quarantine is on the honor system, Governor Cuomo has stated that travelers from out of state are required to provide contact information (this seems to be primarily for air travelers). Failure to provide valid contact information will result in a summons and a $2000 fine.
CLICK HERE to fill out the form you are required to complete prior to entry into New York. Upon entering New York, if you are a traveler and do not have a suitable dwelling for your 14-day quarantine period, you must find appropriate accommodations at your own cost. If you are a NYS resident returning from travel and do not have appropriate accommodations for quarantine, please call your local health department.