With the high number of cases and gradual decline in the Covid-19 cases in New York, the strict measures have been implemented by New York Governor to minimize the risk of an increase of coronavirus cases and to gradually open New York. New York is gradually opening, with its outdoor dining, hair, and nail salons along with the retail shops. The iconic Empire state building has been open from today 20th July to its iconic observation deck.
Currently, travelers coming from the 19 states that have been hit by Covid-19 will be provided have to stay in home quarantine that is implemented by New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut in a collective effort. New York has implemented compulsory home isolations, hence the travelers to New York have to comply with the state’s mandatory quarantine measures.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has implemented a fine of $2,000 in case the traveler breach the quarantine rules. The enforcement team has been set up that are stationed at the state’s airports to properly monitor and regulate the rules.
All air passengers to New York will be provided the state’s arrival form by their airline. For the Traveler’s by road have to complete the online form. The form discloses the place of stay upon arrival and if the passenger has experienced any symptoms of the virus due to the state’s quarantine rule. The Enforcement team will review and verify the completed state’s arrival form.
The crackdown follows the implementation of mandatory quarantine for the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut for any state with an infection rate of more than 10 per 100,000 residents on a seven-day rolling average. The rule currently applies to travelers from 19 states.
Enforcement teams from state agencies and state Department of Health staff will be at John F. Kennedy International Airport and LaGuardia Airport, as well as state’s regional airports, including Long Island MacArthur Airport, Westchester County Airport, and Albany International Airport. The Law enforcement officers will be receiving the support from either Port Authority police officers or State Police, depending on their location