Updated Quarantine Guidelines

Updated Quarantine Guidelines

Please be advised that effective immediately we are adopting the 10 day quarantine rule that the Department of Health has suggested.  The change is that if exposed and asymptomatic you can release quarantine after 10 days rather than 14.   All of the previous guidelines are exactly the same.

In addition, below are the travel guidelines that need to be strictly followed.  The days in which people obtain the tests are specific and must be exact.  The quarantine after arrival is 3 days after the arrival day and test on the 4th day.

Travel Guidelines

For any traveler to New York State from a non-contiguous state, US territory or CDC level 2 and higher country, the new guidelines for travelers to test-out of the mandatory 10-day quarantine are below:

Travelers Out-of-State for More Than 24 Hours

  • Travelers must obtain a test within three days of departure, prior to arrival in New York.

  • The traveler must, upon arrival in New York, quarantine for three days.

  • On day 4 of their quarantine, the traveler must obtain another COVID test. If both tests comes back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.

Travelers Out-of-State for Less Than 24 Hours

  • The traveler does not need a test prior to their departure from the other state, and does not need to quarantine upon arrival in New York State.

  • However, the traveler must fill out our traveler form upon entry into New York State, and take a COVID diagnostic test 4 days after their arrival in New York.

The local health department must make contact with the state the traveler came from, to ensure contact tracing proceeds there as well. All travelers must continue to fill out our traveler form upon arrival into New York State to contribute to New York State’s robust contact tracing program.

The travel guidelines require all New Yorkers, as well as those visiting from out-of-state, to take personal responsibility for compliance in the best interest of public health and safety.