New York stays listed as a low-risk state on Massachusetts’ journey order, even because the state is coping with a serious spike in instances and hospitalizations.
The Massachusetts COVID-19 travel order page was final up to date on Oct. 3, greater than 10 days in the past, when Colorado, New Jersey and New Mexico have been faraway from the lower-risk states and the District of Columbia was added as low-risk.
The remaining low-risk states apart from D.C. are New York, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine and Connecticut. Rhode Island is the one New England state not categorized as low danger.
The listing is usually up to date weekly, however the state stated no changes have been made final week.
Statewide hospitalizations hit 923 in New York Tuesday, the very best whole since June 25; they’ve greater than doubled within the final month. But in line with the Massachusetts COVID-19 journey restrictions, individuals are nonetheless allowed to journey from New York to Massachusetts with out quarantining.
Acknowledging an anticipated rise in coronavirus instances within the coming months, Gov. Charlie Baker emphasised that the state is extra ready to deal with it on Tuesday.
To be included on Massachusetts’ low-risk listing, states should have beneath six common each day instances per 100,000 individuals and optimistic take a look at charges beneath 5%.
Vacationers from states not on the low-risk listing should fill out the Massachusetts Travel Form and quarantine for 14 days, in line with the state’s pointers. That features anybody who’s coming from one of many low-risk states however stayed “for greater than a transitory time period within the final 14 days” in a higher-risk state.