State officials issue updated travel advisory for people heading to New Jersey

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Tuesday said people traveling to New Jersey from 33 states and territories with significant community spread of COVID-19 should quarantine for a 14-day period from the time of the last contact within the identified state or territory.

In addition to the Virgin Islands, the updated advisory includes two additional states, Hawaii and South Dakota. Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio, and Rhode Island have removed from the list.

The travel advisory applies to any person arriving from a state or territory with a positive test rate higher than 10 positives per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10 percent or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. As of Tuesday, Aug. 11, there are currently 33 states and territories that meet the criteria: Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, Mississippi, Montana, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, the Virgin Islands, and Wisconsin.

“To protect the steady progress we’ve made on our road back, we need everyone who has traveled to one of these impacted states or territories to practice self-responsibility,” Murphy said.“I strongly encourage all individuals arriving from a hotspot to proactively get a COVID-19 test and self-quarantine to reduce transmission across our st

The list of states is being updated on a rolling basis and is accessible here