Quarantine Required for Travelers From NY, Washington State and DC – NBC Boston

Quarantine Required for Vacationers From NY, Washington State and DC – NBC Boston

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Massachusetts is eradicating two states and Washington, D.C., from its low-risk journey checklist.

Beginning Saturday, Massachusetts will begin requiring that folks arriving within the state from New York and Washington State, in addition to the nation’s capitol, keep in quarantine, the Division of Public Well being introduced Friday.

Below Massachusetts’ journey order, state well being officers will start contemplating the states the next danger for journey beginning at 12:01 a.m. on Nov. 14.

Two weeks in the past, Connecticut and New Jersey had been taken off Massachusetts’ checklist of low-risk states for journey, days after they’d carried out the identical for Massachusetts. Final week, California was also eliminated.

Massachusetts’ full checklist of states deemed to be low danger as of Saturday now consists of simply 4 states: Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont.

To be included on Massachusetts’ checklist of low-risk states for journey, one should have fewer than 10 common each day instances per 100,000 individuals.

Vacationers from states not on the low-risk checklist should fill out the Massachusetts Journey Kind and quarantine for 14 days, in response to the state’s tips. That features anybody who’s coming from one of many low-risk states however stayed “for greater than a transitory time frame within the final 14 days” in a higher-risk state.

There are some exemptions, together with for people who find themselves going to higher-risk states simply to commute or go to high school. See the full order, which incorporates exemptions, right here.