New York, neighbors take Californians off quarantine lists

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have removed California from their lists of quarantined states, meaning travelers from California can now travel east without facing a required 14-day quarantine.

The change is in response to declining COVID-19 infection rates in this state. As Connecticut officials state in their COVID travel restrictions, the quarantine will continue to apply to travelers from any state where the positive test rate is “greater than 10 per 100,000 residents or greater than 10% test positive rate over a seven (7) day period” is average. “

The New Jersey statement said that along with California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio, that state was removed from the quarantine list on Tuesday. About 30 states remain on the list.

As New York officials state in their Guide to Travelers, all visitors to the state are still required to complete a travel health form from the state health department. Failure to fill out the form could face a $ 2,000 fine and quarantine.

Meanwhile, California state officials and local authorities continue to stress that unnecessary travel increases the risk of the coronavirus spreading.

“You can travel for urgent matters or when such travel is essential to your legal work,” California state officials say on their Stay Home Q&A website. “While businesses are opening up across the state, avoid driving long distances for vacation or pleasure as much as possible.”

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