N.J. adds 2 states to quarantine list, removes 5

The Governor’s Office announced Tuesday that it has updated the list of states from which New Jersey is requiring to quarantine for 14 days.

The newest list added Hawaii and South Dakota and removed Alaska, New Mexico, Ohio and Rhode Island.

“To protect the steady progress we’ve made on our road back, we need everyone who has traveled to one of these impacted states or territories to practice self-responsibility,” Gov. Phil Murphy. “I strongly encourage all individuals arriving from a hotspot to proactively get a COVID-19 test and self-quarantine to reduce transmission across our state.”

The travel advisory applies to anyone coming to the Garden State from a state with a positive test rate more than 10 per 100,000 residents, or a state with a 10% or higher test positivity rate over a seven-day rolling average.

Those coming back from impacted states should self-quarantine at home, at a hotel or other temporary lodging, leaving only to seek medical treatment or purchase food and other essential items.

Here are the 33 states included in the travel advisory:

  • Alabama;
  • Arkansas;
  • Arizona;
  • California;
  • Florida;
  • Georgia;
  • Hawaii;
  • Iowa;
  • Idaho;
  • Indiana;
  • Illinois;
  • Kansas;
  • Kentucky;
  • Louisiana;
  • Maryland;
  • Minnesota;
  • Missouri;
  • Mississippi;
  • Montana;
  • North Carolina;
  • North Dakota;
  • Nebraska;
  • Nevada;
  • Oklahoma;
  • Puerto Rico;
  • South Carolina;
  • South Dakota;
  • Tennessee;
  • Texas;
  • Utah;
  • Virginia;
  • Virgin Islands;
  • Wisconsin.