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Governor Andrew Cuomo threatened to strictly enforce out-of-state residents who must quarantine themselves for a 14-day period with border patrols, airport police and periodic check-ups of some travelers.
“We’ll have inspectors who are randomly looking at names on the [flight lists] and following up to make sure you’re quarantining. And if you’re not, then you’re in violation of the law and you will have a mandatory quarantine and you’ll be fined,” he warned.
Also if you get pulled over and have an out of state driver’s license you could be subject to the hefty fine the Governor indicated.
New York, Connecticut and New Jersey are issuing these dire warnings to visitors who come from states with high coronavirus rates. For example, the Governor told CNN, “You fly into New York, we’ll have your name, we’ll know where you’re supposed to be staying,”
Based on current infection rates, visitors from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Utah and Washington must quarantine for 14 days after arriving in our state.
“There’ll be random checks,” he warned as hotels have been told to notify guests of the 14-day quarantine if they have traveled from one of the affected states.
“You get sick, you go to a hospital from out of state and you test positive and you’ve been within the 14 days — you violated the law,” he said. “You’re going to have a problem,” Cuomo said.
According to the Governor, fines are up to $2,000 for the first violation, $5,000 for a repeat offense and up to $10,000 if you cause harm.
Cuomo clarified that if a New Yorker visits these stated they also would have to be quarantined 14 days when they return home.