Travelers walk around the Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J., during the coronavirus pandemic the day after New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s order went into affect on Friday, June 26. Patti Sapone/NJ Advance Media/TNS

Travelers from three more U.S. states must self-quarantine, or isolate, for two weeks when arriving in New York to prevent further spread of the novel coronavirus, officials said, as no states or territories were removed Tuesday from last week’s list.

Ohio, Michigan and Virginia visitors must self-quarantine when arriving in New York, bringing the total to 36 states on a list that’s fluctuated with a minimum 20 states since Gov. Andrew Cuomo, and Govs. Phil Murphy, D-NJ; and Ned Lamont, D-Conn.; issued a tri-state executive order June 25.

Travelers from states with more than a 10% positive coronavirus test rate, or a positive test rating higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day average, must quarantine for 14 days when flying or driving into New York. Officials update the list every Tuesday.

“Our numbers overall continue to remain steady, despite the microclusters that have popped up in certain pockets of the state,” according to a statement from Cuomo late Tuesday afternoon. “Our strategy is to continue to identify these clusters if and when they pop up, get even more refined in our targeting and attack them as needed.”

Cuomo’s executive travel advisory includes Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin, West Virginia and Wyoming, as well as the territories of Guam and Puerto Rico.

The governor has said out-of-state travelers remain the greatest threat to New York’s low coronavirus infections and transmission numbers, Cuomo has said, as the European strain of COVID-19 infected the eastern seaboard after landing in New York and New Jersey airports in February and March.

“As we go into the fall, and the numbers nationwide are going up, we must work to keep our numbers down — and that’s going to take every New Yorker wearing their masks, socially distancing and being New York Tough to maintain our progress,” Cuomo said.

Members of the state’s Coronavirus Task Force continue to monitor the daily COVID-19 infection rates in state hotspots and microclusters mainly centralized in Hasidic Jewish communities in Orange and Rockland counties, Brooklyn and some areas in Queens with tens of thousands of targeted, rapid diagnostic COVID-19 tests.

New York conducted 94,932 coronavirus tests Monday, revealing a 1.2% infection rate, or 1,222 new positives. The positive testing rate in area hotspots was 4.13% on Tuesday — up from 3.7% on Monday.

The “red zone” focus areas in Cuomo’s Cluster Action Initiative are home to 2.8% of the state’s population, but represent 12.3% of the state’s positive cases.

Eleven New Yorkers died from the coronavirus Monday, about flat from 12 fatalities Sunday.

The state reported 923 hospitalized virus patients Tuesday — an increase of 45 people from Sunday. State coronavirus hospitalizations reflects steady increase from about 500 patients over the past two weeks, with about 70% of the increase in daily hospital admissions largely hailing from state cluster areas since early September.

Of the 118 new virus hospital admissions Monday, 49 — or 42% — were from Brooklyn, Queens, Rockland, Orange and Broome counties, where the state is tracking recent cluster outbreaks.

In June, the state averaged 128 new COVID hospital admissions per day, 94 new admissions per day in July and 69 new daily admissions in August. The recent increase in daily hospital admissions is primarily tied to cluster areas. The state peaked with COVID hospitalizations April 12 with 18,825 patients.

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I love the idea that I could travel from the NC to a "micro hotspot" in Brooklyn and not quarantine but if I go by car to the UP of Michigan, I would. Gotta love big government and their nonsensical rules.


"he European strain of COVID-19" Cuomo calling it the European virus proves (among many other things) he is on China's payroll every bit as much as the NBA leadership. More like the New York virus! Thanks Andy.


I saw that...he has no scientific evidence to back that claim...but he is the "facts' and 'science" guy. Well, I have facts for him.

1. NY still leads in per capita deaths

2. People are and were leaving in droves

3. He along with Newsom run the worst economic machines in the country

4. He wrote a book! About his expertise on a subject that is far from complete

5. He leads the world in frivolous lawsuits, and those lawsuits are against the very hand of which he wants to be fed from.

I can go on and on about this charlatan. I hope Biden takes him. Would be a great combination of a man who in 50 years has accomplished nothing and a man who can't run a state (except for into the ground). We would so miss his fireside daily chats lol...not. Trump and Cuomo, two in the same. Except here in NY we have true one party fascist rule.


Siena Poll August - New Yorkers overwhelmingly approve of the job Governor Andrew Cuomo is doing to address the coronavirus pandemic, 87-11 percent. They also give overwhelmingly high marks to their local health department, Dr. Anthony Fauci, their local government leader, and the CDC. New Yorkers disapprove of the job Vice President Mike Pence is doing, 47-41 percent, and they disapprove of the job President Donald Trump is doing, 56-41 percent, according to a new Siena College Poll of registered New York State voters released today. As well, Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute have found that the strains spreading so quickly in Europe and the U.S. have a mutated S “spike” protein that makes it about 10 times more infectious than the strain that originally was identified in Asia. Not sure what "evidence" you're looking for, a little Google research might help, but that wouldn't fit your narrative.


Come, eagle, polls of New Yorkers? Who do you think they polled? Someone in the NC or someone in Queens, Albany, Yonkers, etc.? Then at the end you gotta throw in a personal dig about a Google search? Thats low.

hermit thrush

totally false, airball. it was reported many months ago that the strain of the virus in nyc during the first wave of the pandemic came from europe.

hermit thrush

pb, siena is an excellent pollster and they always endeavor to get a representative sample. you are throwing around wild conjectures and speculations about them without the slightest hint of evidence to back it up. (a more accurate description of what you're doing would involved swear words.)

hermit thrush

i mean, it takes about 10 seconds tops to find the poll eagle is referencing. the crosstabs are here: take a look. they break out their sample into three regions: nyc, nyc suburbs, and upstate. you can see at the end that the respective percentages are 40%, 25%, and 35%, which i believe hews pretty closely to the actual population distribution. (one small correction to eagle -- the poll was from march, not august.)

again, about 10 seconds to find this. given that, it is amazing that you are complaining about the "a little google research" line.

hermit thrush

holmes, i don't really get it. conservatives swear up and down that when they say "china virus," it's not a gratuitous attempt to whip up xenophobia and racism against chinese people, they're just innocently describing where the virus came from. sincer the strain of the virus that first appeared in nyc came via europe, why are you applying a different standard to cuomo now?


Waste of time HT... Siena College research is a very respected research institute.. Believe me, if the poll supported their position, PB and Holmes would swear by it... Part of the hypocrisy and amnesia that runs amok in blog and politics...

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