Travelers to NY no longer required to quarantine
Starting today, travelers
arriving in New York will no longer be required to quarantine.
The easing of restrictions
comes as there is a spike in new cases in dozens of states.
That has federal health
officials urging state officials and residents to remain vigilant.
CDC officials say there's now
about 62,000 new COVID-19 cases per day. That's a nearly 12% increase from a
The White House COVID-19 Response Team is urging governors and mayors to
maintain or reinstate the mask mandate.
“We need to keep case numbers down so we can save lives, give
people the chance to get vaccinated in April, May and June so we can enter the
summer on the strongest footing possible,” says Andy Slavitt, White House
COVID-19 response senior advisor.
Even though it's no longer
required, the state health department still recommends quarantine after
domestic travel as an added precaution.