There is a long list of states that the governor has asked people to refrain from traveling to.  However, that list is expected to get a little shorter today.

In an effort to keep the virus from being spread any further over state lines, along with the states of New Jersey and Connecticut, Governor Andrew Cuomo began to set up a list of states that had higher than normal occurrences of COVID-19 and told people that if they were going to travel to those states, they would have to quarantine for 14 days before re-joining the normal population of New York.  It was called Order 205.

As the weeks went on, that list got longer and longer.

Today, however, because these states are seeing their numbers go down day by day, some are projecting that some states could be removed from the list.  Those states include:

  • California
  • Hawaii
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Nevada
  • Ohio

These states are all showing numbers where the seven-day rolling average of new cases per 100,000 people in each state has fallen below 10.

They do not expect any states to be added to the list.

The current states on the travel advisory list (as this post is written):

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Guam
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin

The criteria to make the list includes:

• a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average; or

• a testing positivity rate of higher than a 10% over a seven-day rolling average,


There are exceptions for essential workers and those who are just passing through.  To read the order in its entirety, you can click here.

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