ALBANY — Five states were added to Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s coronavirus travel advisory Tuesday mandating a two-week quarantine, including four — Arizona, Minnesota, Nevada and Rhode Island — that were added back to the list following previous removals.
Thirty-three states currently meet the metrics established by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut in late June requiring travelers flying or driving into the tristate area to undergo a 14-day isolation period.
Wyoming was also added to the list, which also includes the US territories of Guam and Puerto Rico.
The rule applies to those traveling from “high infection rate states” whose COVID-19 positive infection rate is higher than the tristate coalition’s established standards.
A state is added to the group if its positive test rate is higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average, or if the area has a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over the same period.
If a state’s infection rate falls below that threshold, it is typically removed by Tuesday of each week, according to state Health Department data. But if cases spike, it is added back on. Just last week, Arizona and Nevada were knocked off, only to return to the group.
Some travelers are exempted depending on length of stay — for example, if a layover or time spent in a state is under 24 hours — or are essential workers, according to the DOH guidance.
If individuals refuse to comply with the order, they could face a maximum $2,000 penalty.
Meanwhile, the Empire State also performed 83,997 tests and recorded 754 positive results, yielding a .89 percent statewide infection rate.
New York City’s own rate was slightly higher, at 1 percent over the past two days.
Four hundred seventy patients were hospitalized statewide, with 133 in the ICU including 67 intubated patients.
Three individuals died of the virus.
DOH officials have reported 25,432 total confirmed virus deaths since March, and Johns Hopkins University — which records both confirmed and presumed deaths — tracks the official count at 33,092 fatalities.