Released: 7/2/2020 9:33:19 AM
Last week, Governors Andrew Cuomo (NY), Phil Murphy (NJ), and Ned Lamont (CT) announced a joint travel advisory requiring a 14-day period of self-quarantine for all travelers entering New York, New Jersey or Connecticut from states with significant COVID-19 community spread. The current list of such states can be found here.
Essential workers are exempt from the restrictions in New York State. New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) issued detailed guidance on the exemption for healthcare workers.
NYSDOH also just issued guidance for an exemption for individuals and their companions traveling to New York for healthcare services. It provides that patients and companions traveling to New York from a designated state “for a medical procedure, elective procedure, or other appointment that cannot be postponed may travel to the extent necessary to receive such treatment but must otherwise remain quarantined” subject to the guidelines in the travel advisory. Such patients must also abide by conditions in the June 14 NYSDOH guidance pertaining to the resumption of non-essential elective surgeries and procedures. Support persons, family members and companions must also adhere to NYSDOH’s guidance on visitation found here and here.