TRENTON, NJ — The State of New Jersey has updated its list of the states and territories from which people should self-quarantine for 14 days after visiting.
The list of 33 states now includes populous states like Texas, Florida and California, as well as remote locations including Montana, Idaho and Puerto Rico. Nearby New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware and Pennsylvania remained on the "safe" list as of Tuesday, although Maryland is among the states on the quarantine list.
In addition to the Virgin Islands, the updated advisory includes two new states—Hawaii and South Dakota—while removing Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island.
The travel advisory applies to any person arriving from a state or territory 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.
As of Tuesday, the following states and territories meet the criteria stated above:
- North Carolina;
- North Dakota;
- South Carolina;
- South Dakota;
- Puerto Rico; and
- The Virgin Islands.
Murphy also announced on Tuesday that the State of New Jersey has 498 new positive cases, pushing the state's cumulative total to 185,475. The governor also reported 14 new confirmed COVID-19 deaths—four on Aug. 7, three on Aug. 4, five in July and two in April—for a new total of 14,037 New Jerseyans lost to the disease.
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