ALBANY, N.Y. – Travelers from California and five other states will no longer have to quarantine upon arriving in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.
New Jersey and Connecticut confirmed the nation’s most-populous state is no longer included in the tri-state travel order, which requires people traveling from states with moderate-to-high rates of positive COVID-19 cases to isolate for 14 days, unless they’re passing through or arriving for essential work.
The quarantine list stands at 30 states and territories after Maryland, Ohio, Nevada, Hawaii and Minnesota were also removed. Puerto Rico was readded after it was removed last week. The full list is available below.
New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s travel order was implemented in June as the coronavirus cooled in the Northeast after a torrid surge in March and April.
The order applies to travelers who reside in the states on the quarantine list, as well as New York, New Jersey and Connecticut residents who traveled to one of them and are returning home.
California had been on the quarantine list since June 30.
The average number of California’s daily COVID-19 cases fell below 10 per 100,000 residents over the past week.
The nation’s second- and third most-populous states – Texas and Florida – remain on the quarantine list, according to Connecticut and New Jersey.
Here’s the latest list of states and territories subject to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut’s travel order, as of Tuesday:
Jon Campbell is a New York state government reporter for the USA TODAY Network. He can be reached at JCAMPBELL1@Gannett.com or on Twitter at @JonCampbellGAN.
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