New York State, along with the rest of the tri-state region of New Jersey and Connecticut, will impose a 2 week quarantine on visitors from states where COVID-19 numbers are on the rise.

The quarantine will only apply to visitors from states where positive cases for the coronavirus reaches a certain threshold. Upon arrival in New York State, visitors will be required to quarantine for two weeks regardless of whether or not they are exhibiting symptoms.

The goal, according to Governor Cuomo, is to maintain the gains the state has made in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Screenshot from COVID Act Now depicting states at various levels of the COVID-19 Pandemic

As of now, New York is one of only 3 states on track to contain COVID-19 according to a study by Covid Act Now.

While the quarantine measures may sound harsh to some, the reality is that we can’t afford to go back to where we were two months ago when over 30,000 died across the state with the majority in New York City.

The Bronx can’t afford to be the epicenter of the pandemic again.

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