3 more states added to NY’s travel advisory

Staff Reports Posted 7 July 2020 at 10:36 am

People coming from Delaware, Oklahoma and Kansas must quarantine for 14 days once in NY

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that three additional states meet the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states, all of which have significant community spread, to quarantine for 14 days.

The newly added states are Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma. The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

“As states around the country experience increasing community spread, New York is taking action to ensure the continued safety of our phased reopening,” Cuomo said. “Our entire response to this pandemic has been by the numbers, and we’ve set metrics for community spread just as we set metrics for everything.”

There are now 19 states on New York’s travel advisory. Those states include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Utah.

“Three more states have now reached the level of spread required to qualify for New York’s travel advisory,” Cuomo said. “We will now require individuals coming from Delaware, Kansas and Oklahoma to quarantine for 14 days. New Yorkers did the impossible – we went from the worst infection rate in the United States to one of the best – and the last thing we need is to see another spike of COVID-19.”

The governor in a news release said 588 more New Yorkers tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday out of 56,736 tests or 1.04 percent. The state has now had 398,237 confirmed cases of Cvid-19.

There were 836 people hospitalized in the state on Monday from Covid-19, up by 19 from Sunday. Ten people also died from Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the state’s total deaths from Covid-19 to 24,924.

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