Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has implemented guidelines allowing travelers to New York to “test out” of the mandatory 10-day quarantine for asymptomatic individuals. According to the COVID-19 travel advisory, for any traveler to New York State from a noncontiguous state, US territory or CDC level 2 and higher country, the requirements for travelers to test-out of the mandatory 10-day quarantine are below:
- For travelers who were 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 come back negative, the traveler may exit quarantine early upon receipt of the second negative diagnostic test.
- For travelers who were 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 the traveler form upon entry into New York State, and take a COVID diagnostic test 4 days after their arrival in New York.
All travelers must continue to fill out the traveler form upon arrival into New York State to contribute to New York State’s contact tracing program. Employers should modify their travel policies, if necessary, to conform to the guidelines. Should you have any questions regarding the travel advisory or any other employment related concerns, please contact ALG.