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Delaware and Maryland are among the four states that were re-added to the list of places people visiting or returning to New Jersey are told to quarantine for 14 days amid the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday.

There are 35 states and territories considered hotspots. Delaware and Maryland have been on the state’s travel advisory in the past. They were re-added to the list along with Ohio and West Virginia, which had also been on the list previously, on Tuesday.

Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands were removed.

“By practicing good citizenship and complying with our travel advisory, native New Jerseyans and visitors alike can help slow the spread of this virus and save lives,” Murphy said in a statement. “It remains critically important for anyone arriving to New Jersey from these 35 states and territories to get tested for COVID-19 and self-quarantine for 14 days.”

New Jersey, New York and Connecticut have agreed to join together in the travel advisory.

“The self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected,” reads guidance on New Jersey’s website for the travel advisory. New York has threatened fines for non-compliance, but New Jersey has not taken that approach.

The quarantine applies to any state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. People traveling for business are exempt. New York health officials run the calculations and publish the list weekly. Multiple states have been added and removed from the list as those numbers change weekly.

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The travel advisory now includes:

  • Alabama (added 6/24/20)
  • Alaska (re-added 9/1/20)
  • Arkansas (added 6/24/20)
  • California (added 6/30/20)
  • Delaware (re-added 9/8/20)
  • Florida (added 6/24/20)
  • Georgia (added 6/30/20)
  • Guam (added 8/25/20)
  • Hawaii (added 8/11/20)
  • Idaho (added 6/30/20)
  • Iowa (added 6/30/20)
  • Illinois (added 7/28/20)
  • Indiana (added 7/21/20)
  • Kansas (added 7/7/20)
  • Kentucky (added 7/28/20)
  • Louisiana (added 6/30/20)
  • Maryland (re-added 9/8/20)
  • Minnesota (re-added 7/28/20)
  • Mississippi (added 6/30/20)
  • Missouri (added 7/21/20)
  • Montana (re-added 9/1/20)
  • Nebraska (added 7/21/20)
  • Nevada (added 6/30/20)
  • North Carolina (added 6/24/20)
  • North Dakota (added 7/21/20)
  • Ohio (re-added 9/8/20)
  • Oklahoma (added 7/7/20)
  • South Carolina (added 6/24/20)
  • South Dakota (added 8/11/20)
  • Tennessee (added 6/30/20)
  • Texas (added 6/24/20)
  • Utah (added 6/24/20)
  • Virginia (added 7/21/20)
  • West Virginia (added 9/8/20)
  • Wisconsin (added 7/14/20)

People flying into New Jersey are asked to fill out an electronic survey with information about their hometown, where they traveled from, and their destination. The information is then sent to county health departments, who will call the traveler to request them to self-quarantine and explain where they can be tested for COVID-19.

Travelers can access the survey by texting “NJ Travel” to 898211, visiting covid19.nj.gov/njtravel, or scanning a QR code on posters at airports.

The Garden State has now reported 15,991 deaths related to COVID-19 — 14,208 lab-confirmed and 1,783 considered probable — in the six months since the state announced its first case March 4. The state did not break down when the newly reported deaths occurred.

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