NJ coronavirus quarantine travel notice expands to 34 states. Puerto Rico, DC, 3 states added.

New Jersey added three states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico to its coronavirus quarantine travel notice on Tuesday, bringing the list to 34 states that qualify as COVID-19 hotspots.

People traveling from those states, including New Jersey residents returning home, are asked to voluntarily quarantine for two weeks and seek a coronavirus test in an effort to prevent a resurgence in New Jersey. , which was one of the most affected states in The start of the US outbreak in March and April.

The three new states are Illinois, Kentucky, and Minnesota.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced 24 new deaths and 565 new confirmed cases Tuesday, the highest one-day total for July and the third time in four days 500 new cases were reported. That brings the death toll to 15,825 confirmed and probable deaths and 180,295 total cases in the state’s five-month outbreak.

New Jersey has the fifth most total positive tests after New York, California, Florida and Texas, and the second highest number of deaths. But the number of new cases, deaths, and hospitalizations in New Jersey has remained relatively stable in recent weeks after falling significantly from the peak of the outbreak in April.

New Jersey, Connecticut and New York jointly announced the quarantine plan last month.

This marks the fifth consecutive week that the list of quarantine states has been expanded. Minnesota had previously been on the quarantine list, but was removed last week before returning.

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The full list now includes:

  • Alabama (added 06/24/20)
  • Alaska (added 07/21/20)
  • Arkansas (added 06/24/20)
  • Arizona (added 6/24/20)
  • California (added 06/30/20)
  • Delaware (re-added 07/21/20)
  • D.C. (added 7/28/20)
  • Florida (added 6/24/20)
  • Georgia (added 06/30/20)
  • Iowa (added 06/30/20)
  • Idaho (added 06/30/20)
  • Illinois (added 7/28/20)
  • Indiana (added 7/21/20)
  • Kansas (added 7/7/20)
  • Kentucky (added 7/28/20)
  • Louisiana (added 06/30/20)
  • Maryland (added 7/21/20)
  • Minnesota (re-added 7/28/20)
  • Mississippi (added 06/30/20)
  • Missouri (added 7/21/20)
  • Montana (added 7/21/20)
  • Nebraska (added 07/21/20)
  • Nevada (added 06/30/20)
  • New Mexico (added 07/14/20)
  • North Carolina (added 6/24/20)
  • North Dakota (added 7/21/20)
  • Ohio (added 07/14/20)
  • Oklahoma (added 7/7/20)
  • Puerto Rico (added 7/28/20)
  • South Carolina (added 6/24/20)
  • Tennessee (added 06/30/20)
  • Texas (added 6/24/20)
  • Utah (added 6/24/20)
  • Virginia (added 7/21/20)
  • Washington (added 7/21/20)
  • Wisconsin (added 07/14/20)
NJ quarantine states

There are currently 43 states where people have to be quarantined in New Jersey if they arrive or return home. These are the ones where people don’t have to quarantine.

Quarantine applies to any state with a positive test rate greater than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a positivity rate of 10% or more on a 7-day moving average.

Unlike in New York, where Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said that first-time criminals face huge fines, Gov. Phil Murphy said New Jersey is taking a more public awareness approach, “but enforcement is up to us in the state. “

People flying to New Jersey are now being asked to complete an electronic survey that asks travelers what their hometown is, where they traveled from and their destination. The information is sent to the county health departments, who will then call the traveler to request quarantine and explain where COVID-19 tests can be done.

Travelers can access the survey by texting “NJ Travel” to 898211, visiting covid19.nj.gov/njtravel, or scanning a QR code on signs at airports.

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