TRENTON (CBS) — New Jersey’s travel advisory has been extended to impact travelers going to and from 16 states across the country. Gov. Phil Murphy updated the states the travel advisory applies to on Monday.
Under the travel advisory, anyone traveling to or returning to New Jersey from states with increasing COVID-19 rates are advised to self-quarantine for 14 days.
The advisory impacts anyone traveling by train, bus, car, plane and any other form of transportation.
The 14-day quarantine applies to travel from certain states that have a positive COVID-19 test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or have a 10% higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.
The 16 states that are included in the travel advisory as of June 30 are:
- North Carolina
- South Carolina
“If an individual is traveling to New Jersey from one of these sixteen states, he or she should self-quarantine a period of 14 days,” Murphy said. “Our collective efforts to flatten the curve and beat the virus, in coordination with our neighbors in New York and Connecticut, have led to a steady decline in COVID-19 positive cases, hospitalizations, and rate of transmission. However, many states across the country are experiencing a significant uptick in this data and we must remain vigilant to continue our progress against the virus. I urge those who are arriving from a hot spot to get a COVID-19 test while they are here to ensure their health and safety, and that of those around them.”
Officials say the list will be updated regularly.
On Monday, Gov. Murphy pumped the breaks on reopening indoor dining in the Garden State which was set to reopen later this week.
We have been cautious throughout every step of our restart.
We’ve always said that we would not hesitate to hit pause if needed to safeguard public health.
This is one of those times.
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 29, 2020
The Borgata Hotel, Casino & Spa in Atlantic City has decided to place its reopening on hold. It was scheduled to reopen on Thursday, July 2, but will not remain closed until it’s safe to offer food and beverages.
There is no word yet on whether other Atlantic City casinos will do the same.