Mandatory Two-Week Quarantine Extended an Additional 60 Days for Visitors Traveling to Florida from New York Tri-State Area

Given rising COVID-19 rates across the state of Florida, Governor Ron DeSantis has extended the State of Emergency, thus also extending the ongoing quarantine mandate for all people traveling to Florida from the Tri-State area.

As mandated by the Florida Department of Health, all people traveling to Florida from the Tri-State area are required to self-isolate for 14 days. Previously, the order had been extended through July 7th, but now it seems the order will be in effect through September 5th.

In a recent update, Governor DeSantis announced that all individuals entering the state of Florida from Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York must isolate or quarantine themselves for a period of 14 days. Quarantine should be in effect from the time of entry into Florida or the duration of the individual’s presence in Florida, whichever is shorter.

Roadside checkpoints on I-10 and I-95 are set up to screen for potential COVID-19 cases. The rule will not apply to students travelling for the purpose of academic work, internships, sports training and any other activity or program approved by their institution. All those isolating are responsible for their own costs associated with their quarantine.

If you live in the Tri-State area and have been planning a trip to Walt Disney World within the coming month, we encourage you to check with your travel agent for any potential changes. In the meantime, any and all changes to these mandates will be listed on the Florida Health Department’s website first and foremost.

Source: NBC2 News

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Dave
Dave
1 month ago

Seems Disney will have to refund all annual passes if you live in the tri state area.

Sammy
Sammy
1 month ago
Reply to  Dave

Yep and those tickets are very expensive!

Michele
Michele
1 month ago

This is insane! We are the ones most at risk traveling to his state where numbers are sky high. I was considering cancelling because I’m a bit afraid to be in Florida. This is tit for tat since we just banned them from coming here that’s all this is.

Sammy
Sammy
1 month ago
Reply to  Michele

My same thought! Some nerve!

Janette Smith
Janette Smith
1 month ago
Reply to  Michele

Dont be afraid. My family & I just came back from Orlando from a 7 day vacation & we had zero issues. Floridians take covid-19 very serious and practice safety protocols
EVERYWHERE.
We are a family of 8 and we all went healthy and came back healthy.

Last edited 1 month ago by Janette Smith
Amy
Amy
18 days ago
Reply to  Janette Smith

But did you have to isolate yourselves for 14 days before you go back to work. My work is asking me to do so when I come back. Is it mandatory?

Luigi
Luigi
15 days ago
Reply to  Amy

Not if you don’t tell them you went!

Jackie
Jackie
1 month ago
Reply to  Michele

We have had the “mandatory” quarantine for a couple of months now, so it’s nothing new. Obviously our numbers are high because of tourists now constantly being here, so it makes sense. That being said, there is no way to enforce this, so it’s just talk.

Ava Smalie
Ava Smalie
1 month ago
Reply to  Michele

Ya’all sure didn’t mind coming here when YOUR state was in lockdown. People like you are the reason we’re in trouble. Stay away from Florida….as a native, I say….go back!!

BLL
BLL
1 month ago
Reply to  Michele

No Florida actually did it first….since the checkpoints have been up couple of months ago tristate areas were on the list. We’ve came through it several times.

Jason
Jason
1 month ago
Reply to  Michele

Yeah be terrified of the state that has a much higher population in general, a high enormously higher elderly population and a fraction of the deaths. Should worry about your own state seeding nursing homes with COVID patients.

Ray
Ray
1 month ago
Reply to  Michele

You should cancel.

Susan J
Susan J
1 month ago
Reply to  Michele

I agree with you!

Kim
Kim
1 month ago

Everyone on Facebook is saying the interstates haven’t had checkpoints for days now and flights from nj no longer require the filling out of forms. Did he actually explicitly mention travel restrictions today or are you making an assumption based on the extension of the state of emergency? It seems like he quietly already phased out the travel restrictions

CECHEESEESQ
CECHEESEESQ
1 month ago
Reply to  Kim

We went to FL like 2 weeks ago. They gave us those forms. We walked off the plane and threw them in the trash. Get bent, RON.

Dridre
Dridre
1 month ago

The governor is a moron. The tri state area has not had increases in the number of cases. The numbers are going down. The numbers in Florida are rising. Had he mandated masks and social distancing and not opened beaches prematurely maybe the numbers would be better. He screws up and wants to punish people who live in northern states even if they do not have the virus. If this is the policy it should be enforced for ALL! There should be no exceptions for students and certain others. It is the students that are now spreading the virus because… Read more »

Al
Al
1 month ago
Reply to  Dridre

Cases are rising in Florida due to all the out of state travelers. NY was a major contributor to the problem along with all the “protesters”. We need to quit letting this control everyone’s lives. Herd immunity is the only way this is going to stop. That is just part of life. High risk stay home and the rest go on living.

G. K.
G. K.
1 month ago
Reply to  Al

Herd immunity… Yeah… That works! Just ask Sweden 🙄

Kenny
1 month ago
Reply to  Al

I mean, facts totally discredit what you just said but ok, keep telling that New York is to blame for COVID-19 being out of control in Florida due to inept leadership.

Eileen Johnson
Eileen Johnson
1 month ago
Reply to  Al

If high risk people have some sort of social safety net, and do not have to worry about having money to buy food or pay rent and all their other bills, that would work well. What state has that?

robert richard
robert richard
1 month ago
Reply to  Al

Sadly, there is no evidence that herd immunity is possible with this particular virus. See failures in Sweden, Brazil, and the White House staff.

Cris
Cris
1 month ago
Reply to  Al

I used to feel the same way until it occurred to me that herd immunity would be short lived if it is even possible because of mutations. Years of watching sci-fi movies for entertainment. Here we are.

Last edited 1 month ago by Cris
Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago
Reply to  Al

Al — Protests do not appear to be linked to spikes in COVID, as some cities that had huge protests, but had mask ordinances and were slower to open up high-risk places like bars, have not had spikes; the areas that are spiking are all areas that have not mandated masks, and were quicker to go back to “normal,” not taking this thing seriously enough. Also, recent studies are indicating no significant, long-term, (as in, more than a couple months), immunity is achieved in people that have had it and recovered. Also, do you know what defines “high risk?” Because… Read more »

jo b
jo b
1 month ago
Reply to  Al

you are 1000% correct

Matthew Lee Myers
Matthew Lee Myers
1 month ago
Reply to  Al

Cases are rising in Florida due to community spread in Florida. New cases in NY since 7/1: 4,158 New cases in NJ since 7/1: 2,211 New cases in FL since 7/1: 61,360 Florida is blowing this on their own. It has nothing to do with anyone else. Also, herd immunity is not the only option and it’s a legitimately terrible option. It would require apx 80% infection rate (262,560,000 cases nationwide) to reach and with current mortality rates (4.6%) that translates to 12 million deaths. That’s insane. Just wear a mask. Keep some distance. Wash your hands. Don’t throw 12… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Matthew Lee Myers
Ava Smalie
Ava Smalie
1 month ago
Reply to  Al

You’re 100% right. NY’ers flooded Florida when they were in lockdown….bringing the virus right along with them. As a native of Florida, please peeps….go back!!

Jason
Jason
1 month ago
Reply to  Al

Yeah not even 4000 deaths compared to 31000. But young healthy people are testing positive. Oh my goodness the world is coming to an end.

quetta
quetta
1 month ago
Reply to  Dridre

I totally agree. The kids wanted their spring break in Miami. Well this is the end result

Sharon Genth
Sharon Genth
1 month ago
Reply to  Dridre

I agree. Manatee County has a lot of people who are not wearing mask and social distancing, because D Santis didn’t order it. They all think like Trump.

Mary
1 month ago
Reply to  Dridre

The Governor is saying this to “PROTECT” other people from entering Florida because our numbers has risen. Everyone is taking his restrictions the wrong way. Its to protect you.

Matthew
Matthew
1 month ago
Reply to  Dridre

I feel the same exact way sort of. Look at where new York is and where Florida is. What I find horrific is. He says new york nee jersey Connecticut. But that’s not the only states who are part of this country. I live in long island new york east of new york city. Try reaching out. And no one responds back to me since June 14. The governor of Florida is very inconsiderate and only thinks of himself. We had masks the whole time. I don’t even know if desantis required masks yet. Very frustrating hearing about a quarantine.… Read more »

Lou
Lou
1 month ago

DeSantis has been doing a lousy job in relation to the virus while here in New York, Governor Cuomo and New Yorkers have been doing such a good job that our infection rates are very low. This is DeSantis trying to deflect from his poor performance. He’s also hurting Disney World and Universal since many people from the tri-state area won’t be visiting now.

Tommy
Tommy
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

OMG I truly hope that’s sarcasm.

Hiba
Hiba
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

I was thinking the same thing…. We live in CT, have family in Manhattan, and my husband is a physician, so we have been following COVID19 news closely since the beginning. The numbers here have been good, and we’ve noticed the same for NY. So a mandatory quarantine from us makes no sense.

Ellen
Ellen
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

What about college students due to go down from NY to begin the fall semester in a few weeks??

Kyle
Kyle
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

Disney and Universal are magnets for irresponsible people who dont care of spreading Covid.

Anne Pierrat
Anne Pierrat
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

No Coumo is not doing a good job. New Yorkers are doing a good job. DeSantis is not doing a bad job their tourists are doing a bad job.

Mary
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

Are you kidding. Cuomo put all those infected Covid-19 elderly patients back into their nursing homes with healthy senior citizens which resulted in more deaths. Cuomo, like his brother is a moron. Do your research…anyone who died of Covid-19, while on a ventilator received $39,000. Thats why New York numbers were so high, he needed the rest of America to bail him out of his poor business decisions.

nsro
nsro
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

Funniest comment of the day, good job

Gary Mumma
Gary Mumma
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

Maybe he doesn’t like coumo

Widget
Widget
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

You’re talking about the same gov who ordered covid positive patients back into the nursing homes??? Ok, keep electing people like DeBlasio and Cuomo and no one will ever travel to NYC.

Ava Smalie
Ava Smalie
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

I hope they don’t visit. Go back!!

Scott
Scott
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

The numbers in Florida are just as stupid as most other states..if you are tested without showing any signs, foolish..no reason to be in this hog wash.. My ex works in the critical care ICU.. And from the front lines..stop listening to these politicians. If you become i’ll then it’s time to seek care..even then 99.2% of patients survive, more than flu, do they close schools and businesses when the flu breaks out? Or is this just a way to get the sheep in line…fear..

John
John
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

😂😂😂 Cuomo killed all the seniors in nursing homes. Such a great job.

Reggie
Reggie
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

Quickly we forget how Cuomo sent back the elderly to die in their nursing homes. Yeah, he’s doing a stellar job.

Jason
Jason
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

You call over 30000 deaths a good job? You lost more people in nursing homes than we have in our whole state. Better pray a second wave doesn’t hit NY during flu season. Florida’s young and healthy are building herd immunity with no spike in deaths.

Courtney cosse
Courtney cosse
1 month ago
Reply to  Lou

Without a doubt
Florida hasn’t adhered to stay at home
Furthermore there beaches weren’t closed
If so didnt enforce any type of social distancing

Rob
Rob
1 month ago

I live here in Florida and have to say if I was you I would stay put until the state gets things under control here. Disney can wait life is short no need to push the envelope as if to say.

Linda
Linda
1 month ago

This is ridiculous. The article says that students and people playing in sports events are exempt from this? Why? Makes no sense what so ever.

KiethKayman
1 month ago

I had a trip planned from NY, florida is the hot spot now and NY is doing great. You could not pay me to go to florida, pound sand Desantis you moron, you screwed up big time.

Russ Fuller
Russ Fuller
1 month ago

Covid -19 is trackable. I wish I had pursued being a class action lawyer instead of a healthcare professional. I would sue every Director of Education /principal that held a graduation ceremony and every city council meeting without mask and every gathering protesting the use of masks. I hope you all go down

Russ Fuller
Russ Fuller
1 month ago

Wearing a mask is not a political statement; it’s an IQ test.

Russ Fuller
Russ Fuller
1 month ago

Interesting all my comments about lack of political control are eliminated from conversation. Will be added to evidence of tourist contamination of virus

Gregory Prouty
1 month ago

Google will not issue me a new password after 30 plus days.

David Satterfield
1 month ago

Forida is a joke, with a clown for a governor… don’t think this’ll do much for the retirement business!

Last edited 1 month ago by David Satterfield
Marisa
Marisa
1 month ago

Those who have plans to travel to Florida should just cancel. Maybe they are only planning on coming for a week. If they have to quarantine for 14 days there is no point in coming. Hopefully this is enforced & tracked!

Son Of
Son Of
1 month ago

Does this woman not smile?

Alena
Alena
1 month ago

Florida increase in cases is due to all n.y., n.j. Conn people who escaped THEIR own state in March, April, may. Even when our beaches were closed there were many many people just walking the on the beach, shopping in our supermarkets, and visiting the outdoor restaurants. Do santis should have closed the airports and all major highways to the out of state crowds. So now you people can stay at your beaches, and your restaurants and let us deal with the mess you have spread around without a care in the world

Jul
Jul
1 month ago

I have reservation in Orlando for August 2 to 9 but I live in New York, also I got my test for coronavirus (Negative) and for antibodys (positive). Should I have to stay in 14 days quarantine on Florida? or the test results are good enough?

Zonia K. Wynns
Zonia K. Wynns
1 month ago

How will this be enforced? Unless law enforcement is rounding everyone up, shuttling them to a hotel, and posting guards, this ain’t happening! Great at issuing “rules,” horrible at enforcing. Why bother?

David Sawyer
David Sawyer
1 month ago

Hello the self quarentine is completely ignored. I live in Florida and can tell you for a fact that those individuals from that region could careless about anyone but themselves. Florida the septic tank of the world.

Loraine
Loraine
1 month ago

It should be the other way around…Florida is the Covid-19 hot spot…no one in their right mind wants to go to Florida LOL!

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