On June 24, New Jersey joined New York and Connecticut in advising incoming travelers from eight states with increasing rates of COVID-19 to undergo a 14-day self-quarantine. The affected states — Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah — were those with a positive COVID-19 test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a 10% (or higher) positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average. (Washington state, originally on the list, was removed within hours after tri-state officials said there had been a temporary discrepancy in the reporting of Washington’s COVID-19 statistics.) The advisory, which covers any method of transportation, also applies to tri-state residents returning from those states. Self-quarantine is supposed to be conducted at travelers’ hotel, other temporary lodging or home.
Yesterday, Gov. Phil Murphy brought to 16 the number of states on the quarantine list, announcing the following eight states have been added: California, Georgia, Iowa, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Tennessee. New York and Connecticut have done likewise.