New York Plans Checkpoints at Bridges and Tunnels to Enforce Quarantine Rules

By Yale Braunstein on 24 November 2020
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New York City will have checkpoints in place to ensure visitors are complying with the state’s quarantine and testing laws.

“We’re going to make sure that people are reminded constantly throughout this whole holiday season that if you travel there are very clear rules that you have to follow,” said the city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, in his daily briefing.

The mayor said he wants people to be aware that there are “really clear rules” that people must follow and that the rules will be enforced by the city’s Sheriff’s Office.

Checkpoints will be in place at bridges and tunnels leading to New York State as well as at bus terminals and airports.

The rules apply to travelers from states with a high coronavirus test positivity rate. Visitors must obtain a test within three days of arrival in New York State, then quarantine for three days, and then take a second test on the fourth day.  Both tests must be negative in order to avoid a mandatory 14-day quarantine period.

The requirements do not apply to travelers from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Vermont.  New York residents who were out of state for less than 24 hours do not need to quarantine but they do need to get a coronavirus test on their fourth day in New York State.

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