TRENTON, NJ — Minnesota, New Mexico, Ohio and Wisconsin have been added to New Jersey’s travel quarantine, while neighboring Delaware has been removed — based on the rise of coronavirus cases in those states.
Gov. Phil Murphy on July 14 advised individuals traveling to New Jersey from a total of 22 states with significant community spread of COVID-19 to self-quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of last contact within the identified state.
The advisory now includes these states: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Wisconsin.
The travel advisory applies to any person arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.
“We must remain vigilant and committed to our collective effort of beating COVID-19 and reducing the rate of transmission throughout New Jersey,” Murphy said in a press release. “In order to continue moving forward with New Jersey’s restart and recovery process, I strongly urge individuals arriving from these 22 states to self-quarantine and proactively get a COVID-19 test to prevent hotspots from flaring up across our state.”
Travelers and those residents who are returning from impacted states should self-quarantine 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.
It is expected that individuals will follow the public health advisory to self-quarantine.
Click here for updates on states included in the travel advisory.