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Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced 5 More States Added To NY Quarantine List

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NEW YORK, NY — Rising coronavirus cases across the country prompted a troubling update to New York’s list of quarantine states.

Five more states — Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island and Wyoming — have been added to the travel advisory, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday.

“For a clear example of the continuing extent of the COVID crisis in America, look no further than New York’s travel advisory list,” Cuomo said in a statement. “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.”

Travelers from those states must quarantine

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.

Governor Cuomo said. “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.”

Travelers from the now-35 states on the list must quarantine for 14 days after arriving in New York City. The quarantine applies to people arriving from areas with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average, according to the state’s guidance.

New York has bounced back from its position as epicenter of the coronavirus crisis. The statewide positivity rate stood at 0.89 percent on Monday, officials said.

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