Travel Advisory list changes, why there’s no quarantine for neighboring states

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ALBANY, NY – Governor Cuomo hinted that a change could be in the works when it comes to New York’s 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers coming in from other states.

NewsChannel 34’s Corina Cappabianca explains why travel from neighboring states that would qualify does not require a quarantine.

((Andrew Cuomo, Governor)) Technically, by the quarantine formula, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania would be quarantined. There is no practical way to quarantine New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania.

The Governor said enforcement is typically done at airports.

It’s also enforced at train stations.

((Andrew Cuomo, Governor)) Connecticut, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, you don’t fly in, you drive in. There are numerous roads that are interconnections. You would have to do some theory of border checks all across the state.

He also said it would be “devastating for the economy.”

((Andrew Cuomo, Governor)) From an economic point of view there’s too many interconnections with Pennsylvania, Connecticut and New Jersey. People live and work one place, work in the other place.

With the majority of states now on New York’s travel advisory list as cases are increasing across the county, the Governor says his administration is now reviewing the current quarantine requirements.

((Andrew Cuomo, Governor)) We are working with global experts to see if there’s a different methodology to quarantining. How do you use technology? How do you use testing? Because our current method is you come here and then you have to stay here for 14 days before you leave. The enforcement of that is highly problematic. We’re not equipped to do that. It also has a negative effect on businesses.

New data shows that there were more than 2,000 positive coronavirus cases reported in New York State yesterday and 950 hospitalizations.

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