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Good news if you are in Minnesota and looking to visit the Empire State. Thanks to Minnesota’s improvements with regards to COVID-19 cases, quarantine is no longer required if you fly to NY.

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New York Adds Ten States to Quarantine List

But if you are from one of the following states, the 14-day mandatory quarantine order for entering New York State now applies to you:

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  • Alaska
  • Delaware
  • Indiana
  • Maryland
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Virginia
  • Washington

It already applied to all people from the following states, and still does:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Kansas
  • Louisiana
  • Minnesota (removed July 21st, 2020)
  • Mississippi
  • North Carolina
  • New Mexico
  • Nevada
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin

This means that if you are from one of the above states, you are legally required to go to an isolated location and not leave for 14 days.


Reminder on Penalties for Not Filing Health Forms on Arrival to NY:

If you are in one of the above states and are caught leaving the airport without having filled out the DOH Traveler Form, you can be fined $2,000.

If entering via train or car, you need to fill this out electronically. While the state doesn’t state any planned law enforcement for car or train travelers, I believe they would have the authority under this declaration to check. I can see this potentially occurring on Amtrak, perhaps at NY Penn Station, though again they state no plans to do so. I do not envision police pulling over cars to check, though you should be aware that if you are pulled over for another reason (speeding or any other moving violation) they could ask for proof if your license reveals that you are from an affected state.


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