TRENTON, NJ — The surge of coronavirus cases across the country has prompted Gov. Phil Murphy not to release this week’s coronavirus travel advisory based on its current criteria.

However, he strongly advised individuals to refrain from nonessential interstate travel and to still self-quarantine for 14 days after traveling to any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region of New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Delaware.

“As COVID-19 cases continue to rise at an alarming rate throughout our nation, New Jersey will no longer utilize previously outlined metrics to inform its travel advisory,” he said in a November 25 statement.

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The Department of Health is expected to issue additional information in the coming days on travel precautions.

Launched in June to guard against the spread of the coronavirus across state lines, the advisory has applied to travel to states that have an average daily number of new cases higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day period or a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day period. The advisory applies to travel from states that meet either of these levels.

When the list was last updated on November 17, all states were included except for New Jersey’s neighboring states and Hawaii, as well as the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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