MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Today, Monday, July 20, the state took its first tangible steps to keep track of travelers going or coming from areas known to have had recent spikes in their case numbers.

For the past few weeks, the number of states on that list — which currently stands at 22 — has increased. States are placed on the list if they have positive COVID-19 test rates higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or have a 10% or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.

“It is vital that all that individuals traveling from heavily-impacted states cooperate, so we can avoid creating community outbreaks in our state,” Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said.

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Today, Governor Murphy announced that the New Jersey Department of Health is launching an electronic survey to collect information from out-of-state travelers arriving in New Jersey airports.

Travelers are asked to take the survey by texting NJTravel to 898211, visiting or scanning the QR code available at the airport