Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Saturday outlined a brand new journey rule for these coming into New York amid rising coronavirus instances throughout the nation.
Gone is a journey quarantine advisory for particular person states that required vacationers getting into New York to isolate themselves for 14 days.
The brand new rule: Vacationers should check damaging for COVID-19 three days earlier than coming into the state after which as soon as once more check damaging after three days of getting into New York.
“If you’re coming into New York inside three days you will need to have examined damaging,” Cuomo mentioned on a convention name with reporters. “When you arrive in New York, you will need to quarantine for 3 days and might take a check on the fourth day.”
Cuomo outlined the brand new rule as instances have elevated nationally and in components of New York. The state’s total constructive fee within the final day stood at 1.49%, a determine that additionally consists of so-called “cluster” zones of COVID-19 instances within the Hudson Valley, New York Metropolis and Southern Tier.
The brand new coverage was outlined as New York almost applies to its personal threshold for a journey quarantine. Cuomo had beforehand introduced coming modifications to the state’s journey quarantine guidelines. Greater than 40 states and territories have been beforehand added to the record.
And the brand new coverage comes earlier than the Thanksgiving vacation and amid considerations from public well being consultants the virus may unfold as individuals go to their households.
Cuomo mentioned the brand new coverage of check, journey and check can be enforced by native public well being departments.
“Individuals are going to journey for Thanksgiving,” Cuomo mentioned. “We’re having points with small gatherings, which is nearly a psychological challenge.”
The coverage doesn’t apply to individuals who journey into bordering states for lower than 24 hours, one thing Cuomo has acknowledged can be unimaginable to police.