The governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, NY Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a quarantine order that requires all individuals returning to either of these 3 states from states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact with the identified state (provided on the date an individual enters into NY State the identified state met the criteria for the quarantine). The policy took effect at 12:01 a.m. June 25th.
The quarantine order also applies to New Yorkers returning home from the states on the list.
The requirements of the travel advisory do not apply to any individual passing through designated states for a limited duration (i.e., less than 24 hours) through the course of travel.
Examples of such brief passage include but are not limited to: stopping at rest stops for vehicles, buses, and/or trains; or lay-overs for air travel, bus travel, or train travel.
Effective 7/14/20, the list of 23 affected states includes Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. We will update this list of affected states weekly (see below for updated list).
In New York individuals violating the quarantine order could be subject to a judicial order and mandatory quarantine, and fines up to $10,000.
Tully Hill Intake staff will immediately begin screening potential patients to determine if they are subject to the Travel Quarantine Order prior to scheduling an evaluation appointment.
In addition, Tully Hill employees returning from travel to an impacted state will be subject to the Travel Quarantine Order and will not be allowed to return to work during the 14-day quarantine period.
Thank you for continuing to stay informed of the COVID-19 policies in effect at Tully Hill, as we continue to maintain the safety and well-being of our patients and staff.
The following states were added to the list of restricted states today: California. No states were removed this week.
The list now includes 45 states and territories. New York won’t or can’t enforce the ban against its neighbors Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts, or New Jersey; however nonessential travel between the states should be avoided.