If you live in the state of California and have any travel plans for New York in the immediate future, you may want to adjust your schedule. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced a 14-day quarantine for all travelers from The Golden State in response to the recent spike in coronavirus cases here.
"As an increasing number of states around the country fight significant community spread, New York is taking action to maintain the precarious safety of its phased, data-driven reopening,'' Cuomo said. "We've set metrics for community spread just as we've set metrics for everything the state does to fight COVID-19, and eight more states have reached the level of spread required to qualify for New York's travel advisory, meaning we will now require individuals traveling to New York from those states to quarantine for 14 days.''
There are currently 16 states on New York's quarantine list including: California, Georgia Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee. They join Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, New Jersey, Connecticut and Utah.
Travelers from these states are being asked to self-quarantine for 14-days once they arrive in New York. People who do not comply with the governor's order is subject to a civil penalty of up to $10,000.
The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has spiked in recent days, especially in Los Angeles County. The surge has prompted L.A. County officials to close beaches for the Fourth of July holiday weekend and Gov. Gavin Newsom to close bars in seven counties, including Los Angeles.
The warnings came one day after the county announced a daily record of 2,903 new cases of the coronavirus, pushing the total over the six-figure mark, reaching 100,772. Long Beach and Pasadena, which have their own health departments, added 186 more cases, bringing the countywide total to 100,958.
The county also announced another 22 deaths, while Long Beach confirmed five more fatalities, bringing the countywide total to 3,331.
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