Florida Extends Mandatory Quarantine for Travelers from Three States
If you plan to visit Walt Disney World upon its reopening next month and you are from the New York Tri-State area including New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, you are are going to want to read this. Governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, has just extended the mandatory two week quarantine indefinitely. Previously, the quarantine orders for travelers coming from these three states was scheduled to end on July 7, 2020.
The official quarantine order from the State of Florida states:
Governor DeSantis directed all individuals entering the state of Florida from the New York Tri-State Area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York) to isolate or quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into Florida or the duration of the individual’s presence in Florida, whichever is shorter. This includes persons entering Florida by roadways.
- This order was extended in Section 3 of Executive Order Number 20-139 (Effective on June 5th).
- This Executive Order does not apply to individuals involved in commercial activity and students traveling for the purpose of academic work, internships, sports training and any other activity or program approved by the educational institution.
- All persons isolating or quarantining will be responsible for all costs associated with their isolation or quarantine. This includes transportation, lodging, food, medical care and any other expenses to sustain the individual during their period of isolation or quarantine.
- Roadside checkpoints are set up on interstates to check for potential COVID-19 cases coming into Florida from areas with substantial community spread of the virus. The checkpoints do not apply to commercial drivers or health workers.
As noted, this quarantine is being monitored by roadways and airports. If you are driving to Florida, checkpoints are set up on I-95 as well as I-10 to confirm where people are driving from. When you land at Orlando International Airport, or any other airport in Florida, and are a resident of one of these three states, you are required to fill out a form. It is not known how the state is monitoring those who are quarantined.
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Source Credit: State of Florida