BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland is back on New York’s COVID-19 Travel Advisory list.

New York announced it added two states- Arizona and Maryland to its list. No areas were removed from the list.

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The advisory requires anyone who has traveled to New York from areas with significant community spread to quarantine for 14 days.


The quarantine applies to any person coming from an area with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average or an area with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.

Maryland has been on New York’s advisory list twice before, the first time in July. The state was removed in late August.

They added the state again at the beginning of September, shortly after Labor Day weekend, but was removed fairly quickly after.

Officials noted in a release that while New York’s neighbors, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania also met the criteria, a quarantine wouldn’t be “practically viable” for those states. They are, however, discouraging non-essential travel to and from those areas.

“There is no practical way to quarantine New York from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. There are just too many interchanges, interconnections, and people who live in one place and work in the other. It would have a disastrous effect on the economy, and remember while we’re fighting this public health pandemic we’re also fighting to open up the economy. However, to the extent travel between the states is not essential, it should be avoided.”

For the latest information on coronavirus go to the Maryland Health Department’s website or call 211. You can find all of WJZ’s coverage on coronavirus in Maryland here.

CBS Baltimore Staff

Comments (4)
  1. Endo says:

    Just more alarmist headlines from total nonsensical media. Did you know there are now 43! States on NY’s quarantine list?

  2. chrissfarmer says:

    Do you know we are closing in on a quarter or a million Americans dead of an epidemic Trump his LIED about and mismanaged from day one. The media does not make up the death members, travel restriction or quarantine rules, they just report it. If they report COVID is over, that will not make it so that same as a losing desperate Trump’s lies. COVID IS NOT NONSENSE nor is reporting something NY did.

    Americans are suffering & dying more than people in third world countries. We have received donations of medical supplies (that we desperately need) from other countries. Yes, Americans lining up for charity because we don’t have the life saving things we need. Americans are banned from traveling to a long list of countries, we are the pathetic lepers of the world now. Trump has made the USA a laughing stock, we are no longer respected, we are pitied.

    If we had had a sane smart POTUS who enacted proper quarantines back when he knew how serious this was (but lied to us about it & still does) we would be in a much better situation now like most other countries are. COVID is INCREASING here, it did not go away like Trump said it would and the only corner this country has turned is one that is leading to Armageddon.

  3. DUMP TRUMP says:

    hey lets all be like trump and open up everything and pretend like there is no pandemic- wake up they are already using refrigerated trailers to store the bodies in. almost everyone knows someone who died from the virus

    americans are now the lepers of the world even Canada does not want us- try to go to Canada they won’t let Americans in and no wonder the virus has not increased in Canada for MONTHS!!!!!!!!!! while we are skyrocketing upward and trump kills us

  4. Buster says:

    blah-blah-blah Trump! blah-blah-blah Trump!

    Don’t you ever get tired of the incessant politicization of everything?

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