Judge dismisses NY quarantine challenge

WNYT Staff
Updated: August 13, 2020 04:57 PM
Created: August 13, 2020 04:35 PM

A federal judge upheld New York’s order requiring many out-of-state travelers to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.

It dismisses a lawsuit that was hoping to have the requirement thrown out.


An Arizona resident claimed the order violated her constitutional right to travel freely within the United States.

The judge upheld the quarantine order in part because it applies equally to both New York residents and non-U.S. residents.

The TSA checkpoint at Albany International Airport. | File / WNYT The TSA checkpoint at Albany International Airport. | File / WNYT
Travelers from 33 states entering New York have to quarantine for 14 days. The full list of places on the travel advisory list now includes:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Missouri
  • Mississippi
  • Montana
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • Oklahoma
  • Puerto Rico
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • Virgin Islands
  • Wisconsin

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