BREAKING: Trump Backs Down From Ordering Coronavirus Quarantine for New York, Issuing CDC Travel Advisory Instead
Added 03-28-20 10:34:02pm EST - “President Trump has backed down from a coronavirus quarantine for New York, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut, issuing a CDC travel advisory instead.” - Mediaite.com
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President Donald Trump has backed down from ordering a coronavirus quarantine for New York, New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut, as announced in an appearance by White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Fox News Channel Saturday evening.
Instead, the CDC will be issuing a travel advisory concerning travel in and out of these areas, which have been hotspots for COVID-19 cases.
The “Domestic Travel Advisory” posted on the agency’s website says that the “CDC urges residents of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days effective immediately.”
The advisory “does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply,” noting that these employees “have a special responsibility to maintain normal work schedule.” The CDC also included advice to residents of other states concerning travel to areas with high numbers of coronavirus cases, including considering the age and health of their travel companions and household members remaining behind, as well as the possibility of having to quarantine at home for 14 days upon return if exposed to coronavirus.
Trump was considering issuing a quarantine order for the tri-state earlier today, as Mediaite reported.
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