CDC urges no domestic travel for NY residents

Posted 29 March 2020 at 9:43 am

Press Release, Centers for  Disease Control and Prevention

Due to extensive community transmission of COVID-19 in the area, CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately.

This Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply.  These employees of critical infrastructure, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security (click here to see the list) have a special responsibility to maintain normal work schedules.

The Governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will have full discretion to implement this Domestic Travel Advisory.

(UPDATED today at 1:28 p.m.) “This is not a lockdown,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said today about the advisory. “This is a travel advisory to be implemented by the states, in essence. This is nothing that we haven’t been doing. Nonessential people should stay home. It’s totally consistent with what we’ve been doing.”

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