Domestic travelers will no longer have to quarantine at all when arriving in New York, Governor Cuomo announced today (March 11).
Previously, they were required to quarantine for 14 days or could “test out” of the quarantine by taking a test three days prior to traveling and three days after arriving.
The official policy will go into effect on April 1, and will apply to those visitors coming from U.S. State or U.S. Territory (not other countries). Though it’s no longer required, the Department of Health still does recommend quarantining if possible.
“This is great news, but it is not an all-clear for New Yorkers to let their guard down” Cuomo said. “To beat this virus once and for all we all must continue doing what we know works to stop the spread, including wearing masks, washing our hands and practicing social distancing.”
Visitors are still required to:
- Fill out the Traveler Health Form
- Continue daily symptom monitoring through Day 14;
- Continue strict adherence to all recommended non-pharmaceutical interventions, including hand hygiene and the use of face coverings, through Day 14 (even if fully vaccinated);
- Must immediately self-isolate if any symptoms develop and contact the local public health authority or their healthcare provider to report this change in clinical status and determine if they should seek testing
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