California added to New York coronavirus quarantine list

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NEW YORK CITY – The Golden State has lost some of its luster in the Empire State.

California is now part of New York’s coronavirus travel advisory, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday. It is now one of 41 states and territories with high rates of the spread of COVID-19 from which travelers must quarantine for 14 days.

Massachusetts also now qualifies to be added to the list, but Cuomo spared its inclusion. Like New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania – all of which qualify for the list – he has found a Massachusetts quarantine impractical given its close ties to the state.

Non-essential travel to and from Massachusetts is “discouraged,” a statement said.

“Today, 45 states and territories meet the requirements of our travel advisory,” Cuomo said in a statement. “We cannot let our guard down and risk retreating to New York. It will take work for all of us to stay vigilant. Stay smart in New York City – wear a mask, stay away socially, and follow public health advice. It’s there to save lives. “

The New York statewide positivity rate is 1.53% outside of the color-coded “areas” of localized coronavirus peaks. The positivity rate for these areas is 3.65, officials said.

The full list of travel advice is:

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