CDC Removed Quarantine Restrictions, But New York Continues to Keep Traveling Restrictions Intact

CDC Removed Quarantine Restrictions, But New York Continues to Keep Traveling Restrictions Intact

The Center for Disease Control lifted its directive to quarantine for 14 days for travelers coming from states with a high COVID-19 infection rate.  

However, New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut still have no plans to remove the two weeks required quarantine for travelers arriving from high-risk states. 

Cuomo said the pandemic is not over and is still a risk but removed Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland, and Montana from New York’s travel advisory list. 

Guam was added to the list. 

The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average, or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.

The CDC said precaution is still necessary. Everyone should be social distancing, washing their hands, and wearing a mask.

(Photo by: Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo)

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