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Eight more states added to New York's mandatory quarantine list

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Posted at 11:45 AM, Jun 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-30 12:57:45-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Governor Andrew Cuomo has added eight more states to a travel advisory that requires people to quarantine for 14 days after entering New York.

The additional states include California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee. They join Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

This morning's announcement means 16 states are now under the travel advisory. It applies to anyone arriving from a state with a COVID-19 positive test rate 10 percent or higher over a seven-day rolling average.

New York state's positivity rate Monday was one percent. In Western New York, the positive test rate jumped to 1.3 percent, up from 0.80 percent on Saturday and Sunday. It was also the second highest in the state, behind Central New York at 1.4 percent.

Western New York entered phase four today, although shopping malls, gyms and movie theatres are still not allowed to reopen.