June 29, 2020 2:00 pm

Last week the Governor announced that in response to increased rates of COVID-19 transmission in certain states within the United States, and to protect New York’s successful containment of COVID-19, the State has joined with New Jersey and Connecticut in jointly issuing a travel advisory for anyone returning from travel to states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19.

The restrictions are 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 apply to the following states.

 

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Utah

 

It has been reported that based on this calculation eight additional States will be added to the list and include:

 

  • California
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • Nevada
  • Tennessee

 

If you or one of your employees travels to and from one of these states they should follow the appropriate protocol provide by the Department of Health https://coronavirus.health.ny.gov/home .