US Visitors to state, Mass. residents returning home instructed to quarantine for 14 days
Attorney sues Cuomo over 'unconstitutional' 14-day quarantine for out-of-state visitors
An attorney filed a lawsuit and sought an emergency temporary restraining order against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday over new restrictions requiring individuals traveling to the region from states experiencing a surge in coronavirus cases to self-quarantine, arguing it is an “abridgment” of his right to travel and “unconstitutional.” © Provided by FOX News California-based attorney Jon Corbett, who maintains property in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Travelers arriving to Massachusetts, including residents returning home, are instructed to self quarantine for 14 days, except for travelers from some states.
The order goes into effect Friday, but the guidance does not apply to travelers from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New York or New Jersey -- states that have seen a significant decline in COVID-19 cases.
“We’ve had a 14-day quarantine advisory in place now for quite a while, and generally speaking, people have been pretty good about complying with it,” Baker said. “What we thought we should do today, given the facts on the ground, is to make clear that the states that basically surround us, here in the Northeast, all of which have had very positive trends for the past several weeks, people in those places should be allowed to come to Massachusetts without having to live up to that 14-day quarantine.”
Great Britain wants to exempt some countries from the quarantine obligation
© Adrian DENNIS Great Britain wants to loosen the quarantine obligation imposed on the corona pandemic for travelers from countries with a "low risk" after severe criticism from the airlines and tourism industry. Britain wants to loosen the quarantine obligation imposed on the corona pandemic for travelers from certain countries after sharp criticism from the airlines and the tourism industry.
Workers designated by the federal government as essential critical infrastructure workers are exempt from the directive to self-quarantine if traveling to Massachusetts for work purposes.
“We clearly need to stay on our game. COVID will not be taking a summer vacation," Baker said.
On Monday, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health reported 35 new COVID-19-related deaths across the state, bringing the state's total to 8,095.
In addition, state health officials reported 101 new confirmed and probable COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 108,768.
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