TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey’s COVID-19 travel advisory list now includes 34 states, as well as the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.
Gov. Phil Murphy on July 28 advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from these states and territories with significant community spread of the coronavirus to quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of their last contact within the identified state: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin.
These states and territories are considered hotspots for the coronavirus for having a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.
“New Jersey’s restart and recovery process relies on our collective effort and commitment to beating COVID-19 and driving down rates of transmission across our state,” Murphy said in a press release. “Individuals traveling from these states must remain vigilant in their actions and proactively get a COVID-19 test and self-quarantine to prevent additional outbreaks from spreading throughout New Jersey.”
Travelers and those residents who are returning from impacted states — whether by train, bus, car, plane or any other method of transportation — should self-isolate at their home, hotel or other temporary lodging. Individuals should leave the place of self-quarantine only to seek medical care/treatment or to obtain food and other essential items.
Although the self-quarantine is voluntary, state officials have said compliance is expected. New Jersey’s latest travel advisory list is available here.
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