CDC issues travel advisory urging residents in NY, NJ and Connecticut to refrain from traveling

Posted at 9:12 PM, Mar 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-29 00:12:11-04

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a travel advisory to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, urging residents to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately.

The advisory doesn't apply to "employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply."

The advisory comes as wide community spread is reported in each of those states.

New York has over 30,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases resulting in nearly 700 deaths. New Jersey has over 11,000 confirmed cases with 170 deaths. Connecticut has over 1,500 confirmed cases with 33 deaths.

Discussions of a full quarantine of each state were put to rest by President Donald Trump.

In a Twitter post Saturday, Trump stated that "a quarantine will not be necessary."