As we mentioned in our June 24th LEGALcurrents, Governor Cuomo announced a travel advisory with the governors of New Jersey and Connecticut for travelers coming from states with significant community spread of COVID-19. The Governor indicated that this travel advisory is not a ban on entering New York, but anyone coming from one of the states on the list will have to abide by a mandatory 14-day quarantine. This includes New Yorkers who visit these states and return. If you are found to be in violation of the travel advisory, you are subject to fines up to $10,000.
Overnight, the Governor issued the executive order officially implementing the travel advisory, and the New York State Department of Health issued guidance that provides more detail regarding the travel advisory. The guidance can be found here. You can also find the list of states currently subject to the travel advisory through this link.
If you have additional questions about the travel advisory or any other developments that are happening as New York continues to Un-PAUSE, please reach out to a member of our Government Affairs practice group for assistance: