Domestic Travel Advisory Issued For NY, NJ, CT
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a Domestic Travel Advisory for the states of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
This CDC advisory was issued on March 29, 2020, due to extensive community transmission of COVID-19 disease in these states. Various reports indicate over 65 percent of all coronavirus cases have been confirmed by these states.
And, the CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14-days effective immediately.
The CDC said the governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will have full discretion on how best to implement this Domestic Travel Advisory.
This Domestic Travel Advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply. These employees of critical infrastructure are defined by the Department of Homeland Security.
This CDC advisory is actually not the first action by a US state to quarantine fellow Americans related to the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak.
Hawaii’s governor issued a proclamation on March 21st, stating that every American visiting any of the state’s islands will be quarantined beginning March 26, 2020.
Governor David Y. Ige’s supplemental emergency proclamation requires all visitors returning to Hawaiʻi will be subject to a mandatory 14-day self-quarantine.
Failure to follow this order is punishable by a maximum fine of $5,000, or imprisonment, or both.
“With the majority of Hawaiʻi’s COVID-19 cases linked to travel, it is critical that we further mitigate the spread of the virus by both residents and visitors who are coming from out-of-state,” said Gov. Ige, in a press statement.
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