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Minnesotans going to New York will now need to quarantine for 14 days

Minnesota has now reached the COVID-19 quarantine threshold, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced.
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New York's response to contain the coronavirus after a lethal outbreak in March and April has led to Minnesota and three other states being added to the state's mandatory quarantine list

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, on June 25, issued an executive order that forces visitors from certain states to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival before being allowed to move freely throughout the state. 

States are added to the quarantine mandate if the percent of positive tests exceeds 10 percent or the number of positive cases exceeds 10 per 100,000 residents, both criteria based on a seven-day rolling average. 

Minnesota's positive test rate over the past seven days, as of Monday, was 4.74 percent, according to Johns Hopkins University, though that number has ticked up slightly after 398 positives out of 7,625 tests (5.2 percent) in Minnesota's latest reporting period released Tuesday

However, according to the latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there have been 4,203 positive cases in the last seven days (as of Monday) in Minnesota. Based on Minnesota's population of approximately 5.64 million, this equates to a total of 74.5 positive cases per 100,000 residents, which as a daily average is just over 10. 

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Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio and New Mexico are the latest to be added to the list of what is now 22 states exceeding New York's threshold. 

"I cannot be more clear: Look at what's happening in the rest of the country — if we are not smart, if we don't wear masks and socially distance, cases will spike. No one wants to go back to the hell we experienced three months ago, so please stay vigilant," Cuomo said in a release

Airports throughout New York have begun travel enforcement operations to help ensure travelers are following the state's restrictions. The restrictions don't apply to travelers passing through the state for a period of less than 24 hours. 

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