Two States Added to New York State COVID-19 Travel Ban List
Governor Andrew Cuomo has added two additional states to New York's travel advisory list.
There are now 34 states on the travel advisory list for New York State, according to WIVB. Governor Cuomo announced Tuesday, August 18, that Alaska and Delaware were added. The list requires that travelers headed to New York from states on it quarantine for 14 days. The list is based on high-infection areas across the United States. With 34 states on it, the list shows how bad the coronavirus pandemic still is in our country.
The determination of which states make the list is based on the following statistics,
"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."
Anyone traveling from one of the states on the list, who does not self-quarantine, will face fines from $2,000 to $10,000.
Here is the full list of the 34 states. If a traveler is coming to New York from any of these states, they will need to quarantine for two weeks.