ALBANY, N.Y. — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced four more states are on New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s quarantine list on Tuesday as governors there sought to contain the spread of COVID-19 from regions of the country where infection rates are growing.
The addition of Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin means that travelers from 22 states will be required to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New York.
The list of states that meet the travel advisory’s metrics has grown each week as coronavirus cases continue to spike nationwide. Now, the quarantine requirements apply to over half of the nation’s population.
Last month, the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announced a joint travel advisory that applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positive rate over a seven-day rolling average.
Cuomo has warned that New York’s dropping number of infections could be reversed if out-of-state travelers lead to a rise in infections.