New Jersey’s coronavirus travel advisory added a state Tuesday while two others were removed from the list of places people are asked to quarantine for 14 days if they’re returning home or visiting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are currently 34 states and territories considered COVID-19 hotspots.
The quarantine is voluntary and there are exceptions for business travel and people just passing through, but “compliance is expected,” according to state officials. The list is part of a multi-state agreement with New York and Connecticut.
Here are the 22 states and territories not on the quarantine list:
Arizona (removed on 9/29/20)
California (removed on 9/15/20)
Hawaii (removed on 9/15/20)
Maryland (removed on 9/15/20)
New Mexico (removed on 8/1120)
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio (removed on 9/15/20)
Virginia (removed on 9/29/20)
Virgin Islands (removed on 9/8/20)
Washington (removed on 8/11/20)
Washington D.C. (removed on 8/4/20)
The quarantine applies to any state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average.
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Here are the 34 states and territories on the quarantine list:
Alabama (added 6/24/20)
Alaska (re-added 9/1/20)
Arkansas (added 6/24/20)
Colorado (added 9/29/20)
Delaware (re-added 9/8/20)
Florida (added 6/24/20)
Georgia (added 6/30/20)
Guam (added 8/25/20)
Idaho (added 6/30/20)
Illinois (added 7/28/20)
Indiana (added 7/21/20)
Iowa (added 6/30/20)
Kansas (added 7/7/20)
Kentucky (added 7/28/20)
Louisiana (added 6/30/20)
Minnesota (re-added 9/22/20)
Mississippi (added 6/30/20)
Missouri (added 7/21/20)
Montana (re-added 9/1/20)
Nebraska (added 7/21/20)
Nevada (re-added 9/22/20)
North Carolina (added 6/24/20)
North Dakota (added 7/21/20)
Oklahoma (added 7/7/20)
Puerto Rico (re-added 9/15/20)
Rhode Island (re-added 9/22/20)
South Carolina (added 6/24/20)
South Dakota (added 8/11/20)
Tennessee (added 6/30/20)
Texas (added 6/24/20)
Utah (added 6/24/20)
West Virginia (added 9/8/20)
Wisconsin (added 7/14/20)
Wyoming (added 9/22/20)
People flying into New Jersey are asked to fill out an electronic survey with information about their hometown, where they traveled from, and their destination. The information is then sent to county health departments, who will call the traveler to request them to self-quarantine and explain where they can be tested for COVID-19.
Travelers can access the survey by texting “NJ Travel” to 898211, visiting covid19.nj.gov/njtravel, or scanning a QR code on posters at airports.
New Jersey has reported 16,107 deaths related to the virus — 14,316 lab-confirmed and 1,791 considered probable. That’s the second-most deaths in the U.S. after New York. New Jersey has the nation’s highest COVID-19 death rate per 100,000 residents.
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