January 12, 2021 New York Executive Order 205.3 “Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York”
KEEPING YOU INFORMED…
The Governor recently issued Executive Order 205.3 “Quarantine Restrictions on Travelers Arriving in New York,” which modified the prior NY Travel Advisory Executive Orders with respect to the required quarantine period associated with travel and the locations to which the Travel Advisory applies.
Travelers who are entering NY after travel for 24+ hours to a non-contiguous state, territory or country subject to a CDC Level 2 or higher COVID-19 Risk Assessment Level, or to a country for which the CDC has issued an “Unknown” COVID-19 risk level, must quarantine for a period consistent with the NYS Department of Health’s guidance (currently, 10 days). The “test out” protocols and exemption for “essential workers” (as defined by the Travel Advisory) continue to be in effect.
The key changes in this Executive Order are that the quarantine period associated with the Travel Advisory is now tied to NYS Department of Health guidance and is no longer a set number of days, and the locations to which the Travel Advisory applies have been expanded to include CDC Level 4 countries/territories (or higher levels, if created by the CDC) and countries/territories that have been designated with a COVID-19 risk level of “Unknown.”
Employers should update their COVID-19 screening questionnaire to be consistent with these new changes. Please do not hesitate to contact Alyssa Zuckerman at firstname.lastname@example.org or one of our other attorneys at 631-694-2300 if you would like assistance with revising your COVID-19 screening questionnaire or if you have any questions regarding the information contained in this memorandum.
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 A copy of the Executive Order is available at: https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-2053-quarantine-restrictions-travelers-arriving-new-york.