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Is it Legal For New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to Mandate a Quarantine?

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New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut will quarantine travelers coming from virus hotspots for 14 days.

The joint travel advisory between the three states applies to visitors from areas with significant community spread.

In a press conference, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Utah, and Texas currently have high infection rates. He said the states in which the advisory applies to will likely change daily.

“We worked very hard to get the viral transmission rate down. We don’t want to see it go up because a lot of people come into this region and they can literally bring the infection with them,” Cuomo said at a press conference with New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont. “Because what happens in New York happens in New Jersey and happens in Connecticut.”

The advisory was effective on June 24 at midnight. 

Currently, the mandatory quarantine for visitors to their states from hotspots, which include Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Washington, Texas, and Utah.

Currently, there are 9.6 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 490,000 deaths. The U.S. has over 2.4 million cases with over 124,000 deaths.

Rebecca Rose Woodland, litigator and legal analyst, joined TheStreet to talk about the mandatory quarantine and the legality of it.

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