New York COVID-19 Update - Nov 2020
Coronavirus is still active in New York and there are new restrictions in your local area. Here is what you need to know as of 25 November 2020.
Remember to wear a mask, maintain six feet distance in public and stay up to date with the latest Coronavirus related news by downloading the app "COVID Alert NY" on your smartphones.
COVID-19 Micro-Cluster Strategy
A new Micro-Cluster Strategy has been implemented for New York State. Areas in New York have been separated into 3 levels of cluster zone. Each zone is separated into either a RED, ORANGE and YELLOW zone. For each color zone there are different restrictions that will apply.
You can check the color of your zone and each detailed restrictions from this site.
Travel Guidelines for Travelers From Out-of-state and Overseas.
For all travelers please ensure that you have filled out a Traveler Health Form, this applies to all travelers to New York through all modes of transportation including airplanes, trains and cars. Failure to complete this form can result in a $10,000 fine and may be brought to a hearing.
Please check if your state is a contiguous state or check the CDC level of your country:
As of 25 November 2020, Contiguous States are Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont
You can check the CDC Level of your country here.
If you come from a contiguous state or CDC Level 1 Country then you are exempt from the quarantine period.
All other travelers entering New York from a state that is not a contiguous state, or from a CDC Level 2 or 3 Travel Health Notice country, shall quarantine for a period of 14 days, consistent with Department of Health regulations for quarantine.
You may have the option of not having to quarantine for 14 days if the following applies:
Travelers get tested within three days prior to landing in New York, quarantine for at least three days upon arrival, and get a test on day four of arrival.