US states order 14-day quarantine for visitors with effect on Thursday

US states order 14-day quarantine for visitors with effect on Thursday

The US states have ordered 14-day quarantine for visitors with effect on Thursday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he did not want visitors from other states bringing Covid-19 in with them, because "we worked very hard to get the viral transmission down".
The US states have ordered 14-day quarantine for visitors with effect on Thursday. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he did not want visitors from other states bringing Covid-19 in with them, because "we worked very hard to get the viral transmission down".

The US states comprising the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut will require visitors from Covid-19 hotspots elsewhere in the country to quarantine for 14 days.
The governors of the three north-eastern states - once coronavirus hotspots themselves - announced the joint travel advisory today.

The quarantine rule will apply to visitors from states where 10% of the population is infected with Covid-19 on a seven-day rolling average, Mr Cuomo said.

Nine states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas, currently meet that high infection rate threshold.

With more than 31,000 deaths and 412,000 cases to date, New York was the epicentre of the pandemic at one stage, but now other southern and western states are seeing a rise in infections.