Pa. Meets NY’s Guidelines For Quarantine, But Cuomo Says It’s ‘Not Practical’

October 20, 2020

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that Pennsylvania, along with Connecticut and New Jersey, now meet the criteria for the travel advisory for the state of New York.

However, he advised that restrictions on these states aren’t planned as of right now.

“Given the interconnected nature of the region and mode of transport between us, a quarantine on these states is not practically viable,” Cuomo said. “That said, New York State highly discourages, to the extent practical, non-essential travel to and from these states while they meet the travel advisory criteria.

“We are now in a situation where 43 states meet the criteria for our travel advisory. This is really a bizarre outcome, considering New York once had the highest infection rate. There is no practical way to quarantine New York from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. There are just too many interchanges, interconnections, and people who live in one place and work in the other. It would have a disastrous effect on the economy, and remember while we’re fighting this public health pandemic we’re also fighting to open up the economy. However, to the extent travel between the states is not essential, it should be avoided.”

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