CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. —If you are from Tennessee or Georgia and plan to visit the states of New York or New Jersey in the near future, you should plan on an extended stay.
On Tuesday morning, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced travelers from both of those states will join a list that will require them to quarantine for 14 days, once they have arrived in the Empire or Garden States. The move is designed to help prevent the spread ofCOVID-19.
The current list of states where this applies to travelers:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
For New York, this adds to an already-existing list of states created last week.
Governors Cuomo and Murphy say those states have now met the criteria that requires a quarantine for travelers. 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.
You can check out the number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and many other helpful data points here.
"As an increasing number of states around the country fight significant community spread, New York is taking action to maintain the precarious safety of its phased, data-driven reopening," Governor Cuomo said. "We've set metrics for community spread just as we've set metrics for everything the state does to fight COVID-19, and eight more states have reached the level of spread required to qualify for New York's travel advisory, meaning we will now require individuals traveling to New York from those states to quarantine for 14 days."
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