ALBANY, N.Y. (WROC) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that five states were added to the coronavirus travel advisory, which requires incoming travelers from areas of high infection rates to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.
Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Wyoming were added to the list in this week’s update. There are 35 territories and states on the tri-state travel advisory, which also applies in New York, Connecticut, and much of New England by default.
The full updated list of states on the travel advisory:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
The travel advisory quarantine applies to any person that arrives from a state with 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.
People caught violating the advisory risk civil penalties ranging from $2,000 to $10,000, Gov. Cuomo said earlier this summer.
There are exceptions to the quarantine travel advisory rules: Essential workers are exempt and stays of less than 24 hours in an area wouldn’t constitute enforcement.