Can Utah residents travel to New York state? Yes, of course. But you’ll need to quarantine.
What’s going on:
Utah remains on New York’s list of restricted states, which is based on New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive order from June, which required people from specific states to quarantine once they arrived in New York.
- The criteria is based on the seven-day rolling average.
- New Tork requires it for states with a rolling average of positive tests in excess of 10%, or number of positive cases exceeding 10 per 100,000 residents.
According to The New York Times, Utah is averaging 85 positive cases per 100,000 residents, which is likely the reason why Utahns need to quarantine in New York.
- Utah is still on New Jersey’s restricted state list, which is similar to New York’s quarantine list. New Jersey recently removed Alaska, Arizona, Delaware, Maryland and Montana.
- Utah remains on Massachusetts’ list as well. But the Bay State has different requirements: average daily cases per 100,000 below six and positive test rate below 5%. Utah is far above both of those numbers.