New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is continuing to “highly discourage” travel between the Empire State and the states sharing its border that meet the criteria set for a 14-day quarantine to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

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Massachusetts now also meets the criteria along with Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Connecticut. But Cuomo says it is not practical to enforce a 14-day quarantine with the states that share its borders with thousands of people driving back and forth across the borders between home and work daily.

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In a news briefing October 27, the Democrat said: “That said, New York State highly discourages, to the extent practical, non-essential travel between Connecticut, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania while they meet the travel advisory criteria.” That is an area with a positive test rate higher than ten per 100-thousand residents over a seven-day rolling average.

California, however, is now on New York’s quarantine list of 45 states and territories.