September 29, 2020 7:15 pm – States added to list and international travelers

Governor Cuomo just announced that Colorado has been added to the 14-day travel quarantine list and that Arizona and Virginia have been removed. This requires individuals who have traveled to New York from areas with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days.

The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

 

The full, updated travel advisory list is below:

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

 

 

In addition, yesterday Governor Cuomo signed an executive order reminding international travelers entering New York from Level 2 and 3 countries to quarantine and fill out the NYS Department of Health traveler health form to further prevent the spread of COVID-19 as countries across the globe experience alarming second waves of the virus. Since March 2020, New York State has required a mandatory 14-day quarantine for any traveler entering New York from a Level 2 or Level 3 country; that’s all but 31 countries around the globe.  To complete the Department of Health Traveler Health form online, travelers should visit here.

 

The 31 countries not subject to the Governor’s executive order and mandatory quarantine requirement are listed below:

 

  • American Samoa
  • Anguilla
  • Bonaire
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • Cayman Islands
  • Dominica
  • Falkland Islands
  • Fiji
  • Guernsey
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Isle of Man
  • Laos
  • Macau SAR
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritius
  • Micronesia
  • Montserrat
  • New Caledonia
  • New Zealand
  • Palau
  • Saba
  • Saint Barthelemy
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Pierre and Miquelon
  • Sint Eustatius
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste

 

The quarantine applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.

 

In the region, COVID-19 has once again reached the level of community spread and local health officials are urging everyone to do their part by wearing a mask and practicing the appropriate social distancing and hygiene measures to help prevent further spread of the virus.

Residents should also monitor themselves for COVID related symptoms including a fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and a new loss of taste or smell.  If you or someone close to you experience any of these symptoms, you should contact your healthcare provider.