ALBANY — Six states were removed from New York’s two-week quarantine travel advisory Tuesday as the state also recorded a one percent positive COVID-19 infection rate — breaking its nearly 40-day streak.
Travelers coming into New York, New Jersey or Connecticut from California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio no longer have to comply with the 14-day voluntary quarantine order imposed on individuals traveling from states and US territories experiencing high virus infection rates.
The present list includes 28 states, as well as Guam and Puerto Rico.
Any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average, or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average must isolate themselves for two weeks — or else face a maximum $2,000 penalty.
Individuals arriving in airports must complete an online survey detailing where they have traveled to, and then comply with local health department guidelines.
The order also applies to those driving into the tristate area, and Mayor Bill de Blasio has increased surveillance compliance by establishing checkpoints at various bridges and tunnels heading into the five boroughs.
The updated travel advisory includes: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Guam, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and West Virginia.
Meanwhile, 73,678 coronavirus test results were reported to the state Health Department as of Monday and 766 were recorded as positive.
This figure ends the Empire State’s 38-day streak celebrating an infection rate of under one percent, to exactly one percent. New York City saw a 1.1 percent total positive case count.