New York adds four new states to quarantine requirement list

Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCalifornia Dems back Yang after he expresses disappointment over initial DNC lineup New York may be undercounting coronavirus deaths in nursing homes: AP Cuomo calls on NYPD to 'step up' in enforcing coronavirus regulations at bars MORE (D) has added four additional states to New York's travel advisory, as the one-time epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S. attempts to shield itself from the nationwide resurgence of the virus.

Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin were all added to the list Tuesday, while Delaware was removed, bringing the number of states on the quarantine advisory to 22.

All incoming travelers from those states must self-quarantine for 14 days upon entering New York.


The states on the list either have "a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average" or "a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average," according to a press release from the governor's office. 

Once the epicenter of U.S. COVID-19 cases, New York, along with neighbors New Jersey and Connecticut, has managed to successfully flatten the curve.

On Tuesday, Cuomo reported 912 new cases on the virus. By comparison, on April 4 — the peak of the curve — New York reported 12,274 new cases. 

Some of the states on the travel advisory have numbers similar to New York at its peak, particularly Texas and Florida. Both states have closed bars again after being two of the first states to begin reopening their economies, and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) has issued an order requiring all Texans to wear masks while in public.

Both have also broken their records for daily numbers of new cases multiple times in recent weeks. Florida on Saturday reported more than 15,000 new COVID-19 cases, a record nationwide. Texas also broke its own record on Saturday, reporting 10,351 new cases.