5 states added to New York coronavirus travel advisory, 35 total on list


ALBANY, N.Y. (WROC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that five states were added to the coronavirus travel advisory, which requires incoming travelers from areas of high infection rates to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Wyoming were added to the list in this week’s update. There are currently 35 U.S. states and territories impacted by the advisory.

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The full updated list of states on the travel advisory:

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

The travel advisory quarantine applies to any person that arrives 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 positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.

“For a clear example of the continuing extent of the COVID crisis in America, look no further than New York’s travel advisory list. The virus’ spread across the country—new cases have increased more than 15 percent in the last 10 days—makes it all the more urgent that we stay vigilant here at home,” Gov. Cuomo said in a Tuesday press release. “That’s why New Yorkers need to continue wearing masks, socially distancing and washing their hands in conjunction with the careful enforcement of local governments. We can defeat this virus by staying New York Tough, but we have a long way to go.”

People caught violating the advisory risk civil penalties ranging from $2,000 to $10,000, Gov. Cuomo said earlier this summer.

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There are exceptions to the quarantine travel advisory rules: Essential workers are exempt and stays of less than 24 hours in an area wouldn’t constitute enforcement.

For more information on the travel advisory, visit this New York state website.

Tuesday’s coronavirus data is summarized briefly below:

  • Patient Hospitalization – 470 (+2)
  • Patients Newly Admitted – 43
  • Hospital Counties – 31
  • Number ICU – 133 (-1)
  • Number ICU with Intubation – 67 (+1)
  • Total Discharges – 76,246 (+28)
  • Deaths – 3
  • Total Deaths – 25,432

Of the 83,997 test results reported to New York State yesterday, 754, or 0.89 percent, were positive. Each region’s percentage of positive test results reported over the last three days is as follows:

Capital Region0.5%1.0%0.5%
Central New York1.2%1.2%1.5%
Finger Lakes0.4%0.8%0.3%
Long Island0.9%0.9%1.1%
Mohawk Valley0.4%0.2%0.2%
New York City0.9%1.0%1.0%
North Country0.5%0.0%0.4%
Southern Tier0.4%0.7%0.4%
Western New York1.6%1.6%1.2%

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