NJ qualifies for its own COVID quarantine travel advisory

Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey
Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. Photo credit PA Images/Sipa USA

TRENTON (1010 WINS) -- New Jersey currently qualifies for its own COVID quarantine travel advisory.

It comes after the state reported over 900 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday and Wednesday—the first time it has done so since late May—and after it reported 1,301 cases on last Thursday alone.

New Jersey’s seven-day average is now 894, according to NJ.com. That brings it above the travel quarantine threshold of 10 cases per 100,000 residents.

However, the state won't necessarily become a victim of its own travel ban.

The quarantine list is updated every Tuesday, so it’s unclear if New Jersey will still meet the criteria to be added by next week. Its rolling average would have to remain over 888 cases until Monday for it to qualify.

NJ.com also notes that the past week’s numbers don’t include cases “deleted” by the state, since reported cases are “provisional and subject to revision with further investigation.”

If New Jersey were theoretically added to the list, it could mean travelers from the state would need to quarantine for two weeks upon entering New York and Connecticut.

New York, New Jersey and Connecticut announce the states on their joint travel advisory every Tuesday. There are currently 38 states or U.S. jurisdictions on the list.

Travelers from impacted states are expected to self-quarantine for 14 days after their arrival to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in the Tri-State.

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