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