Long Island News Post Published on July 3rd 2020, Written by Nick P.
This total list of states that New York requires people to quarantine from can be found below:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
The mandatory quarantine applies to anyone arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a 7 day average, or a 10% higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.
US States that elected to quickly reopen are seeing a spike in cases. Many of these states are reversing their reopening process, now shutting down bars, restaurants, and beaches. Florida and Texas broke single-day records of new cases over the last week. Other cities, such as Houston, are warning that their hospitals are reaching capacity.
So far, there has not been a national approach to Coronavirus, as each state and county comes up with its own policy.
How Does this affect Long Island?
NY Governor Cuomo warns as people enter the state of New York from a highly infectious state it may cause another outbreak of the virus. This will greatly affect the Long Island area, as it was one of the most heavily hit from the virus.
“In New York City, we have a compliance issue, and it’s real. You look at people on the sidewalks, you look at people by bars, you're seeing congregations that we were so good at preventing for so long.” Cuomo said in a statement. He continued, “Don’t forget the discipline, don’t forget the masks, don't forget the Socially Distancing, That's what brought us down, and that will create a problem again.”
Besides the fact that another outbreak may occur in the area, it's highly possible that we may have to reverse the reopening process as a result. As we have seen in other states, bars and restaurants are being closed to shut down again due to the spike in cases.
Because Long Island is greatly depending on the small businesses that make up 80% of the overall economy. The local economy has seen a small surge as customers have been supporting their favorite local businesses in any way they can. Whether it is placing an order for takeout or dining outdoors, the support from local communities has been fantastic throughout the reopening process.
Cuomo is doubling down on enforcing policies in the area to prevent these local businesses from having to close down again. “I’ve said to the local governments in New York, also, on Long Island, we have an issue, they have to enforce compliance,” he said.
What Should Long Islanders Do?
Although Long Island was once a hot spot for Coronavirus cases, the numbers are nowhere near where they once were. Many news outlets have reported that case numbers did not even spike after the several protests that occurred in the area in recent weeks.
It is best to act responsibly to avoid what seems like an inevitable second spike in cases in the area. If you got out, practice social distancing recommendations and wear a mask if a business requires you to do so. Check our list of Coronavirus cases of by town for updates
Cuomo Adds to List of States Where Visitors Must Quarantine Upon Entry
New York is doing everything in its power to reduce the chance of another second wave. The state has made the decision to delay indoor dining in New York City as well as add eight more states to the list of places where people must quarantine upon entry.
This brings the total number of states where people must quarantine from 16. The states that have recently been added to the list of mandatory quarantine upon entry are California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada, and Tennessee. This is due to a high number of Coronavirus cases among residents in these states. The original list consisted of Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah.
“The virus is raging all across the nation and that's because we have a federal government that just missed this. They denied it from the first place, let’s be honest…. If you don’t admit you have a problem, you’re not going to come up with a solution.” Cuomo said
Although New York has moved past the peak of the virus, New York state officials are worried it may come back from travelers. “We’re afraid that they are going to fly into New York and cause the same problem, and it’s only getting worse," NY Governor Cuomo said.
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Long Island News Post Published July 3rd, 2020
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