On June 24, Governors Andrew Cuomo (New York), Ned Lamont (Connecticut) and Phil Murphy (New Jersey) announced new quarantine requirements for anyone traveling to their respective states from areas experiencing a surge of COVID-19 cases.
Individuals, including residents of the above states, are required to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in Connecticut, New York and/or New Jersey if traveling from a state with a positive COVID-19 test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10 percent COVID-19 positive test rate over a seven-day rolling average.
As of Wednesday, when the quarantine was announced, persons traveling or returning to the tri-state area from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Utah and Texas are required to self-quarantine. The list of states will change based on testing data received.
Connecticut, New Jersey and New York residents are permitted to travel to and from the tri-state area but must adhere to the quarantine restrictions if they visit a state with high rates of COVID-19 cases. In New York, violating the self-quarantine order may result in a monetary fine.
For more information, please review the executive order or press release issued by each respective state:
Each state will be issuing additional guidance and there are many open issues, particularly related to employment considerations. As such, you should consult with counsel when dealing with these issues.
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COVID-19 DISCLAIMER: As you are aware, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, things are changing quickly and the effect, enforceability and interpretation of laws may be affected by future events. The material set forth in this document is not an unequivocal statement of law, but instead represents our best interpretation of where things stand as of the date of first publication. We have not attempted to address the potential impacts of all local, state and federal orders that may have been issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.