Cuomo: New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania qualify for travel advisory; quarantine isn't practical

WNYT Staff
Updated: October 20, 2020 06:36 PM
Created: October 20, 2020 01:59 PM

Gov. Cuomo is now adding Arizona and Maryland to the quarantine list.

Meanwhile, he said Connecticut, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania also qualify. However, a quarantine isn’t practical with those states because of how connected they all are. The governor is discouraging non-essential travel there instead.

Cuomo says New York state’s current infection rate is 1.3% statewide.

In the Capital Region, the positivity rate dropped from 1.1% on Sunday to 0.8% on Monday.

In the Mohawk Valley, the positivity rate rose from 0.3% on Sunday to 0.4% on Monday.

There are 942 people hospitalized.

Unfortunately, another 12 people died. None of them were from the Capital Region or Mohawk Valley.

The governor also extended the moratorium on coronavirus-related commercial evictions through January 1.

The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut released the following statement Tuesday evening:

"Our states have worked together successfully in combating this pandemic since the beginning and we'll continue to do so. The travel advisory was designed to keep our respective states safe, with the understanding that we are a connected region, dependent on each other when it comes to commerce, education, and health care. We're urging all of our residents to avoid unnecessary or non-essential travel between states at this time, but will not subject residents of our states to a quarantine if coming from a neighboring state. New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut have among the lowest infection rates in the country because we have based our approaches to controlling the spread on science and data, and we will continue to do so."

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