Another State Added To Travel Advisory List
Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday announced that an additional state, Rhode Island, meets the metrics to qualify for the travel advisory requiring individuals who have traveled to New York from those states to quarantine for 14 days.
Delaware and Washington, D.C., have been removed. The quarantine 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.
“Our progress in New York is even better than we expected, thanks to the hard work of New Yorkers. Our numbers continue to decline steadily, and for the third straight day in a row, there were no reported deaths in New York City,” Governor Cuomo said.
“But we must protect that progress, which is why today we are adding another state to our travel advisory. We cannot go back to the hell we experienced just a few months ago – and surging infection rates across the country threaten to bring us back there – so we must all remain vigilant.”
The current list include Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
FOUR NEW CASES
Four new cases of COVID-19 were reported Tuesday afternoon by the Chautauqua County Health Department with 18 cases currently active.
The latest cases involve a person under the age of 18, two men in their 50s, and a woman in her 60s.
There are 121 cases under quarantine/isolation orders by the public health director and being monitored with 1,053 people under domestic traveler quarantine for having arrived to Chautauqua County from a state listed on the New York state travel advisory. One person was hospitalized in Chautauqua County as of Sunday.
There have been 217 recovered cases, nine deaths, 244 total confirmed cases and 24,113 negative test results.