States Battle COVID-19, Tighten Border Restrictions

States Battle COVID-19, Tighten Border Restrictions

( – As more people contract COVID-19 and death rates continue to rise in the United States, governors are taking additional safety measures. They’re adding quarantine restrictions on people coming into their states.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel advisory on Monday, March 30th, for New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut urging people not to travel for 14 days unless necessary. While the CDC advisory is unenforceable, governors across the nation are taking matters into their own hands to curb the pandemic.

Following the recommendation of the CDC, the following states, as of March 31st, have ordered a 14-day quarantine of anyone crossing state lines:

Alaska, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Vermont, and West Virginia.

Governors cannot legally prevent Americans from crossing state borders. However, they can impose travel restrictions to limit movement during a time of national crisis. They can also use state police and the national guard to enforce the quarantine.

Let’s hope people take notice and stay home, where it’s safest.

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