NY, NJ, CT quarantine: Ohio among 5 states removed from list; Hawaii, Virgin Islands added

Jon Campbell, New York State Team
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ALBANY – New York, New Jersey and Connecticut's COVID-19 quarantine list for out-of-state travelers just got a little smaller.

Five states — Alaska, Ohio, Rhode Island, New Mexico and Washington — were removed from the tri-state travel advisory Tuesday, meaning travelers coming from there will no longer be subject to a 14-day self-quarantine upon arrival in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

Hawaii, South Dakota and the Virgin Islands were all added to the quarantine list, pushing the total to 33 states and territories.

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut first launched their joint travel advisory in late June as the spread of COVID-19 intensified across the country while cooling off in the tri-state area, which was hit harder than anywhere in the country in March and April.

Database: Check how close your state is to joining the NY/NJ/CT quarantine list

Travelers from states that report at least 10 average daily coronavirus cases per 100,000 residents over the past week are subject to the quarantine order, as are states with a 10% positive test rate over the same time period.

New York is requiring air travelers coming from the affected states to fill out a form with their local contact information, allowing contact tracers to check in and ensure the travelers are quarantining.

Failure to fill out the form can carry a fine of $2,000, though it's unclear if any fines have been levied.

State-by-state quarantine guide: These states require travelers to self-quarantine or present negative COVID-19 test

Here is the latest list of states on the NY/NJ/CT quarantine list as of Aug. 11:

  1. Alabama

  2. Arkansas

  3. Arizona

  4. California

  5. Florida

  6. Georgia

  7. Hawaii

  8. Iowa

  9. Idaho

  10. Illinois

  11. Indiana

  12. Kansas

  13. Kentucky

  14. Louisiana

  15. Maryland

  16. Missouri

  17. Mississippi

  18. Minnesota

  19. Montana

  20. North Carolina

  21. North Dakota

  22. Nebraska

  23. Nevada

  24. Oklahoma

  25. Puerto Rico

  26. South Carolina

  27. South Dakota

  28. Tennessee

  29. Texas

  30. Utah

  31. Virgin Islands

  32. Virginia

  33. Wisconsin

Jon Campbell is a New York state government reporter for the USA TODAY Network. He can be reached at JCAMPBELL1@Gannett.com or on Twitter at @JonCampbellGAN.

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