NYS to require out-of-state visitors to show proof of COVID test, otherwise quarantine

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday that the state was doing away with its quarantine list and moving to a new testing policy for people arriving in the state.

“There will be no quarantine list,” Cuomo said, adding that it had become too unwieldy, with more states on it than not on it. “There will be one rule that applies across the country.”

The governor said under the new rule, people coming to New York from out of state must have proof they’ve tested negative within three days of arriving.

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They also must quarantine for three days and can then take a test on the fourth day. If that test is also negative, then that person is released from quarantine. If the test is positive, then they must remain in quarantine.