Domestic travelers will no longer be required to quarantine after entering New York from another state or US territory beginning April 1, according to a press release from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
International travelers are still mandated to quarantine.
“This is great news, but it is not an all-clear for New Yorkers to let their guard down. To beat this virus once and for all we all must continue doing what we know works to stop the spread, including wearing masks, washing our hands and practicing social distancing,” Cuomo said in the release.
Regardless of quarantine status, all people exposed to Covid-19 or returning from travel must still continue daily symptom monitoring through day 14 and immediately self-isolate if any symptoms develop.
Meanwhile, on Thursday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said 2.5 million total doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered. He says he plans to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine when he becomes eligible on March 17.