Delaware, Maryland, Ohio & West Virginia meet metrics to qualify for travel advisory; Puerto Rico & US Virgin Islands are removed
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced four additional states – Delaware, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia – meet the metrics to qualify for New York's COVID-19 travel advisory. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands have been removed. The advisory requires individuals who have traveled to New York from areas with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days. 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% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.
New York's COVID-19 infection rate has been below 1% for 32 straight days. The number of new cases, percentage of tests that were positive and other data points are available at forward.ny.gov.
"Individuals coming from other states continue to be a problem, and today we're adding four more states to New York's travel advisory. We now have 35 high-risk states in this country, which is incredible," Cuomo said. "We're entering a new, different post-Labor Day phase. After Labor Day, people start to get back to work, schools are opening, activity is increasing, colleges are opening, you see traffic starting to increase. So we have to keep that in mind as we move forward and we need to remain vigilant and smart so that we don't backslide."
The full, updated travel advisory list is below: