(TheLibertyRevolution.com)- If you were planning on visiting New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut any time soon, you might want to reconsider. As of Wednesday night, a new rule implemented by Governor Cuomo will be implemented that requires visitors from states that have high infection rates to quarantine for 14 days. New Jersey and Connecticut have followed suit.
In a press conference, Cuomo explained the reasoning behind the decision.
“We now have to make sure the rates continue to drop,” he said. “We also have to make sure the virus doesn’t come on a plane again.”
New York was one of the worst-hit states in the United States. It was also among the earliest. New York state has seen almost 400,000 cases in total, with more than half of those cases coming from New York City alone. The rate is dropping, thanks to the strict lockdown measures put in place, but the fact that the majority of people are understood not to have contracted the virus means it is entirely possible it will begin to spread again.
However, given it is unknown just how many people have already had the virus asymptomatically, these measures are being treated as precautionary. Put simply…nobody really knows what’s going on.
Cuomo said that the new rule was a “travel advisory” and he detailed how it would be implemented during a joint conference with Governor Phil Murphy of New Jersey and Governor Ned Lamont of Connecticut. All Democrats, the three state leaders announced that people from specific states would be mandated to stay locked up at home or on private property for two weeks before emerging and going ahead with their business in New York.
The travel advisory will specifically affect people who enter one of the three states from Utah, Texas, Washington, South Carolina, North Carolina, Florida, Arizona, Arkansas, and Alabama.
The health departments of each state will offer further guidance on how this will work, according to Governor Murphy.
It raises plenty of questions, however. How will people who own properties in both states be affected, and will they be allowed to go to work after visiting a property in one of the states outlined in their briefing?
It is also expected to have a serious impact on the tourism industry. Summer travel to parks, beaches, and other attractions in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are now simply out of the question.