Governor Andrew Cuomo made a pretty big announcement during his Monday press conference, in regards to the required 14-day quarantine for out-of-state travelers visiting New York State, or coming back into the state.

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According to Governor Cuomo, those who travel out of state to one of the designated high-COVID-19 states MUST provide contact information upon their return.

Those who do not will receive a summons and a $2,000 fine...

The list of states that require the 14-day quarantine if traveling back to New York has been growing. Those states include:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • California
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Find the full list here.

I was just having a conversation about this yesterday with friends and what fines would be waiting for those not following these rules, and now we know. This is a very heavy price to pay for not adhering to the 14-day quarantine.

This new mandate impacts travel plans and those who have family ties in one of these states,