Tamburino Talks Law: Minnesota on New York State Travel Advisory List

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York recently added Minnesota to the list of approximately 22 states that are part of New York special travel advisories and quarantine rules.  New York decided that any person traveling to New York from a state that has a positive Covid-19 testing rate in excess of 10%, or a number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents, based on a 7 day rolling average, must self quarantine for 14 days before they are allowed to travel freely within New York state.  There are exceptions for essential workers (such as health care professionals), and for people who are simply traveling through New York and would only be in the state for less than 24 hours. 

The new rules also differentiate airline travel from non-airline travel.  First, if you fly into any airport in New York you will be greeted by official personnel who will question you about where you travelled from and have you fill out a “traveler health form.”  If you’re from one of the states on the list, such as New York, you will have to self-quarantine for 14 days.  Second, if you enter New York by means other than air travel (such as cars and trains), you will need to fill out the “traveler health form” online. Lastly, if you fail to fill out the form or cooperate, you could be fined up to $2,000.00.

New York’s rules also has penalties that apply to its own state workers who might travel to one of the states on the list.  Specifically, if you’re from New York and you are a New York state worker and you travel to Minnesota, you will have forfeited your right to  New York’s paid sick leave provisions under its Covid-19 paid sick leave laws. 

New York’s rules are very specific and carry substantial penalties so please be aware of its rules before you travel.


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