COVID New York: Concerns high with busiest travel day scheduled for Sunday


NEW YORK (WABC) – Sunday could be the busiest travel day since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, raising concerns among local leaders and health officials The majority of travelers will return home after the Thanksgiving holiday , which means another very busy day for airports amid COVID concerns.
Across the country, 6 million people have flown to a destination for Thanksgiving.

The Port Authority reported that half a million people passed through their airports and said it screened more than 800,000 people as of Friday alone.

Despite this, it’s a decrease of more than 70% from the same five-day period last year, when more than 1.7 million air travelers passed through the port authority’s facilities.

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While the masks are necessary, social distancing on planes and across security lines was very difficult to do, and could potentially help increase COVID rates in New York City and across the country.

This comes as the state’s mobile positivity rate is just below 4%, but given the increase in out-of-state travel, a new peak is expected.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has demanded that everyone returning from vacation travel in quarantine for three days until they can get tested.

Of course, a test was needed before they left, however, officials still expect a further increase in the number with all weekend trips after Thanksgiving.

If you walk into New York airports on Sunday, you might find the National Guard waiting for you.

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New York State requires all entering travelers to complete contract research forms upon landing at your destination and when planning to quarantine or face fines of up to $ 10,000.


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