Travel advisories expand in Philadelphia, New Jersey as coronavirus cases spike
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Journey advisories develop in Philadelphia, New Jersey as coronavirus instances spike

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PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — As Philadelphia is pumping the brakes on reopening plans, the Kenney Administration issued a journey advisory Tuesday, stating anybody touring to and from 15 states the place coronavirus instances are skyrocketing ought to self-quarantine for 14 days.

Whereas issues are a lot slower at Philadelphia Worldwide Airport, dozens of vacationers are nonetheless arriving from sizzling spots like Georgia, California and Florida.

“By the point you are midway via the flight, folks have the masks underneath their nostril or underneath their chin so it is prefer it’s probably not doing something,” mentioned Mark McCannon, who flew into Philadelphia from Los Angeles.

Jalil Jones of Allentown arrived from Miami and mentioned he thinks the journey advisory is “dumb.”

“Protected to say I am not going to quarantine: I’ve no cough, I can scent, I can style, yeah , I appear completely fantastic,” mentioned Jones.

RELATED: Vacationers from 16 states to quarantine in New Jersey underneath expanded advisory

The Philadelphia announcement comes on the heels of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy increasing his journey advisory to 16 states, stating that self-quarantine is voluntary however compliance is anticipated.

“No drawback as a result of it’s important to do what it’s important to do,” mentioned Monica Cancelliere of North Wildwood, New Jersey, who arrived from Los Angeles. “It is for the advantage of all people.”

Some vacationers say they do not consider others will comply with the self-quarantine.

“Persons are sort of over quarantining generally and I do not know, I feel loads of jobs aren’t going to will let you wait for 2 weeks,” mentioned Saleena Khamamkar of Los Angeles.

Philadelphia Well being Commissioner Thomas Farley says the spike in optimistic instances is linked to younger folks, social occasions and journey.

Below the journey advisory, people touring to or from states with growing charges of COVID-19 are suggested to self-quarantine for 14 days. This consists of journey by prepare, bus, automobile, aircraft and every other technique of transportation, officers mentioned.

As of June 30, these states embody:

– Alabama
– Arkansas
– Arizona
– California
– Florida
– Georgia
– Iowa
– Idaho*
– Louisiana
– Mississippi
– North Carolina
– Nevada
– South Carolina
– Tennessee
– Texas
– Utah

(*Solely New Jersey is requiring an individual who’s touring to and from Idaho to quarantine.)

The 14-day quarantine journey advisory applies to journey from states recognized as people who have a optimistic COVID-19 take a look at price greater than 10 per 100,000 residents or have a 10% or greater positivity price over a seven-day rolling common, officers mentioned.

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