MARYLAND — New York and New Jersey have added 10 new states, including Maryland, to their COVID-19 travel advisory as more areas across the U.S. continue to see an uptick in coronavirus cases.
The advisory requires travelers from certain states hit hard by COVID-19 to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival in the tri-state area.
Minnesota was removed from the list, bringing the total states affected currently to 31.
States under the travel advisory must have an infection rate above 10 cases per 100,000 people, or if 10% of the total population tests positive. Both metrics will be monitored on a rolling seven-day average.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo stated visitors arriving in New York must provide contact information to local authorities. Those who do not risk facing a $2,000 fine or a court-ordered mandated 14-day quarantine.
As of July 21, there are currently 31 states that meet the criteria:
- New Mexico
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- South Carolina