5 States Removed From New York's Quarantine List, Guam Added

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — Five states have been removed from New York's quarantine list. 

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Tuesday that travelers from Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Montana are no longer required to quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in New York.

Guam has been added to the list.

The quarantine rule applies to any person arriving from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7-day rolling average or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.  

"New Yorkers made enormous sacrifices to get our numbers as low as they are today, and we don't want to give up an inch of that hard-earned progress. That's why these travel advisory precautions are so important - we don't want people who travel to states with high community spread to bring the virus back here," Cuomo said. "While it's good news that five states have been removed from the travel advisory, the list remains far too long as America continues to struggle with COVID-19. New Yorkers should stay vigilant and be careful—wear a mask, socially distance, and be smart. This pandemic is not over."  

The list now includes the following locations:

Alabama

Arkansas

California

Florida

Georgia

Guam

Hawaii

Iowa

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Minnesota

Missouri

Mississippi

North Carolina

North Dakota

Nebraska

Nevada

Oklahoma

Puerto Rico

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Virgin Islands

Wisconsin

The governor said of the 67,255 test results reported to the state on Monday, 629, or 0.94 percent, were positive, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 430,774. That marks 18 consecutive days that the state had a rate of positive tests below 1 percent.

Cuomo said two coronavirus-related deaths were reported, matching the state's previous low. The death toll in the state is 25,297.

No deaths were reported in New York City.

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