New York to ramp up quarantine enforcement at airports as holidays approach – Times Union

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ALBANY — As the holidays rapidly approach, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said New York will increase enforcement measures at airports across the state to ensure travellers have a negative COVID-19 test upon entry.

Cuomo announced the increased enforcement, which he said will include adding to the National Guard’s presence, during a conference call on Friday with reporters.

Travelers must have a negative test from the state they are coming from for entry, and with an anticipated uptick in travel around the holidays, enforcement will be ramped up, Cuomo said.

He also reiterated that State University of New York campuses will be going to remote learning following Thanksgiving break. “You should not land if you do not have proof of a negative test upon landing,” he said.

As the semester winds down, students will be required to test negative for COVID-19 prior to leaving for the holiday break later this month.

Cuomo said the decision is driven, in part, by the fact there will only be a few weeks left in the semester following Thanksgiving break, and there is concern students traveling home and to other locations could spread the virus. The governor is requesting private colleges also consider the approach and provide a plan for their respective campuses.

“Announce what their policy is going to be, because I need to make a decision as to whether the state should set policy for private colleges,” he said.

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