New York Government Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Government Phil Murphy, and Connecticut Government Ned Lamont said travel consulting applies to anyone from a state with more than 10 transmission rates per 100,000 people on a seven-day moving average. the total population test is positive on the seven-day moving average.
“We have to make sure the virus is not on the plane,” Cuomo said.
“We’ve worked hard to lower the viral transmission rate, and we don’t want to see it go up.”
As of Wednesday, consultation applies to Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah and Texas. It starts at midnight tonight.
Cuomo said that New York, New Jersey and Connecticut would each be responsible for their own quarantine implementation.
In New York, Cuomo said that those who violated the quarantine may be subject to judicial order and mandatory quarantine, and fines are $ 2,000 for the first violation, $ 5,000 for the second violation, and $ 10,000 if you do harm.
Cases under control in the tri-state area
The announcement is a 180-degree turn just a few months ago, where the three-state region, and especially New York, was the epicenter of the outbreak.
Governor Murphy from New Jersey said that the three-state region “broke the back of this virus” with public health efforts and praised the travel proposal.
“That’s right, common sense to do, responsible to do,” said Murphy.
“The Northeast region is taking it seriously,” Connecticut Governor Lamont said they decided to “reluctantly” launch the travel advisory.
“We are not an island, and when you look at the rest of the country, you know that we see real society spreading, not just pointed.” Said.
Lack of national infrastructure
Even now, 19 state residents have no condition for wearing face masks – the simplest and cheapest layer of defense against a virus that is not vaccinated and is not a widely effective treatment.
Indeed, Gov. Cuomo openly mocked other states, which he said he acted politically, not scientifically.
“New York has shifted from one of the highest rates of infection in the country to one of the lowest, because we made science-based decisions, not politics,” he said on Tuesday. “In other states, we see what happens when you reopen it without looking at metrics or data. States that are badly and hastily reopened for public health and the economy now see a boomerang.”
Nevertheless, Dr. Vice President of Disease Control and Prevention Centers, Dr. Richard Besser said that no state has yet to reopen its economy safely and effectively.
“We must understand how to successfully make this transition, or every situation that reopens, even those who have done a really good job in tampering with it, will return to where we are, where we will see dramatic increases and end.”
CNN’s Melanie Schuman contributed to this report.
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