Cuomo, other governors maintain coronavirus travel rules despite CDC dropping quarantine recommendation

The governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut extended their 14-day quarantine requirement for travelers coming in from most U.S. states, after the Centers for Disease Control removed their quarantine recommendation for those traveling overseas or out of state during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, after the CDC had updated its guidelines, Cuomo posted a vague tweet about public health decisions without mentioning the CDC.


“Retweet if you think public health decisions should be based on science, NOT politics,” he said.

It is unclear what Cuomo was referring to in this tweet, and his office did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for clarification or comment on the CDC’s decision.

The three states currently impose a 14-day self-quarantine requirement on people arriving from 31 U.S. states and territories. Tuesday’s extension removed Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Montana from the list, but added

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N.J. coronavirus quarantine travel list shrinks for 1st time. Update includes 31 states and territories.

New Jersey dropped five states from its coronavirus quarantine travel advisory and didn’t add any new ones to the list Tuesday, leaving the total number of states and territories considered COVID-19 hotspots to 31.

Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Montana were removed from the list of states that requires a self-quarantine that New Jersey joined with New York and Connecticut. It’s the first time in eight weeks that a state or territory hasn’t been added to the travel advisory.

People traveling from those locations — including residents returning home — are being asked to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days and to seek a coronavirus test after arriving.

“The self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected,” reads guidance on New Jersey’s website for the travel advisory. New York has threatened fines for non-compliance, but New Jersey has not taken that approach.

The quarantine applies to any state with a positive test

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Five states removed from New York’s travel quarantine list, one territory added

New York removed five states from mandatory quarantine orders for travelers from areas with high spread of the coronavirus, as it marked its 18th straight day of positive testing levels falling below 1%, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Tuesday.

The states removed from the “travel advisory” list are Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Montana. The U.S. territory of Guam was added to the list.

The changes leave 31 states or territories on the list. The action came as the number of new cases of COVID-19 have dropped in some areas as officials adopt mandatory mask-wearing measures and reverse moves such as opening bars and indoor dining.

States/regions in red are included on New York’s travel advisory list as of Aug. 25, 2020. Guam, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, not pictured, are also on the list.

“New Yorkers made enormous sacrifices to get our numbers as low as they are

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NSW police requested private security guards for hotel quarantine

Gladys Berejiklian et al. posing for the camera: Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP

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Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP

New South Wales police requested private security guards be used as “second-tier” security in hotel quarantine, commissioner Mick Fuller has said.

Fuller defended the practice on Wednesday, after nearly 400 people were moved from the Travelodge Wentworth hotel on Tuesday night after police determined the hotel failed to meet the quarantine program’s standards.

Gladys Berejiklian holding a pair of people posing for the camera: NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller confirmed at a press conference in Sydney that private security guards were working in the state’s hotel quarantine system at the request of police.

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NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian and NSW police commissioner Mick Fuller confirmed at a press conference in Sydney that private security guards were working in the state’s hotel quarantine system at the request of police.

Two security guards at the Sydney Harbour Marriott have so far tested positive for Covid-19, and one was fined twice by police for breaching his self-isolation requirements on two occasions.

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However, Fuller

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