Impact of COVID and Traveling Enforcement

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We wanted you to be aware of this announcement by Legislative leaders yesterday, as well as enforcement efforts regarding quarantine restrictions.

Legislative Hearings

The Legislature will hold a series of public hearings to “examine how the COVID-19 pandemic impacted New York State with specific focuses on higher education, residential health care facilities, hospitals, the primary elections, workers, veterans and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Each of the hearings will be livestreamed on the Senate and Assembly websites.”

Read full press release:

https://assembly.state.ny.us/Press/files/20200713.php

Quarantine Enforcement for Travelers

Beginning today, people arriving at NYS airports will be screened “to help ensure travelers are following the state’s quarantine restrictions and to help contain the rates of COVID-19 transmission in New York State. As part of the enforcement operation, enforcement teams will be stationed at airports statewide to meet arriving aircrafts at gates and greet disembarking passengers to request proof of completion of the State Department of Health traveler form, which is being distributed to passengers by airlines prior to, and upon boarding or disembarking flights to New York State. A new electronic version of the DOH traveler form is now also available, making it easier and more efficient for travelers to complete the form.”

Read the full press release:

https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-cuomo-announces-travel-enforcement-operation-airports-across-state-help-ensure