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New York City to set up bridge and tunnel checkpoints to enforce quarantine order

Travelers from 35 states are now required to quarantine for 14 days when traveling to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, per New York state's health department.

What's new: New York City will set up bridge and tunnel checkpoints to enforce the quarantine order, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday, per the Wall Street Journal.


Why it matters: The tri-state area, the original hub of the coronavirus outbreak in the U.S., has successfully flattened its curve and is reopening.

  • Officials fear, however, that the surge of cases in others states across the country could erase progress.

What they're saying: "The quarantine applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a press release.

Full list:

  1. Alaska
  2. Alabama
  3. Arkansas
  4. Arizona
  5. California
  6. Florida
  7. Georgia
  8. Iowa
  9. Idaho
  10. Illinois
  11. Indiana
  12. Kansas
  13. Kentucky
  14. Louisiana
  15. Maryland
  16. Minnesota
  17. Missouri
  18. Mississippi
  19. Montana
  20. North Carolina
  21. North Dakota
  22. Nebraska
  23. New Mexico 
  24. Nevada
  25. Ohio
  26. Oklahoma
  27. Puerto Rico
  28. Rhode Island
  29. South Carolina
  30. Tennessee
  31. Texas
  32. Utah
  33. Virginia
  34. Washington
  35. Wisconsin

Editor's note: This story has been updated to note that New Jersey and Connecticut will also require travelers from these states to quarantine, in addition to New York.

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