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Quarantine restrictions on travelers arriving in New York State following out of state travel


7/13/2020 update

“NY is issuing an emergency health order: Out-of-state travelers from designated high-COVID states must provide their contact information upon arrival. If you fail to provide it, you will receive a summons with a $2K fine.”

And here is the additional info and more from 7/13/2020

Enforcement Teams Will Be Stationed at Port Authority and Regional Airports Beginning Tuesday, July 14th to Request Proof of Completion of State DOH Traveler Form. New Electronic DOH Traveler Form is Now Available, Making it Easier and More Efficient for Travelers to Complete. State DOH Issues Emergency Health Order Mandating that Out-of-State Travelers from Designated States Complete DOH Traveler Form Upon Entering New York.

We’ve updated our Open Safely page to include the COVID -19 Travel Advisory from the NYS Department of Health. Short version for Adafruit NYC folks – anyone who visits a location on the NYS list of high infection rate, or has a visitor from the location(s), we follow all quarantine guidance –

Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York State Following Out of State Travel

If you, or someone that is in / or visiting your household, have traveled from within one of the designated states with significant community spread, you/they must quarantine when entering New York for 14 days.

Travel advisory hotline:

The following states meet the criteria for required quarantine as of July 28, 2020:

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

7/7/2020 added: Delaware, Kansas, Oklahoma.
7/14/2020 added: Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio, Wisconsin.
7/21/2020 – Added: Alaska, Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Nebraska, Virginia, and Washington. Minnesota came off the list this week, no longer meeting the hotspot threshold.
7/28/2020 added: Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C – Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota.
8/4/2020 – newly-added state is Rhode Island. Delaware and Washington, D.C. have been removed.
8/11/2020 – Hawaii, South Dakota & the Virgin Islands have been added to NY’s coronavirus travel advisory. Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island have been removed. Travelers arriving from 33 states & territories MUST self-quarantine for 14 days.
8/18/2020 – Alaska and Delaware have been added to the Covid-19 travel advisory list, making the total at 35 states and territories.
8/25/202 – Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Montana removed.
9/1/2020 – People traveling to the state from Alaska and Montana will now have to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Delaware, Maryland, Ohio, and West Virginia were added back to the list, requiring visitors from those states to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands were removed – 9/8/2020.
California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio—have been removed from New York State’s COVID-19 travel advisory. The Northern Mariana Islands have also been removed. Puerto Rico has been added – 9/15/2020.
Individuals traveling to New York from Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island and Wyoming must quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in New York. No areas have been removed – 9/22/2020.

This is based upon a seven day rolling average, of positive tests in excess of 10%, or number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents.

Interim Guidance for Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York State Following Out of State Travel – PDF.

On 7/13/2020 the New York State’s school reopening guidance was posted – PDF.

7/20/2020 – More states are now requiring quarantines when traveling to / from their states.

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