CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Visitors from Ohio traveling to three states must quarantine for 14 days due to “significant community spread” of COVID-19, according to a regional agreement made on Tuesday.
The mandate requires travelers coming from Ohio and 21 other states to self-quarantine for two weeks when visiting New York, New Jersey, or Connecticut as the reported daily case numbers continue to climb above the three-week average.
Individuals coming from Ohio who do enter one of those three states must sign a form volunteering to self-quarantine, but “compliance is expected.”
Those who fail to comply to New York’s travel advisory could face a $2,000 fine and a mandatory quarantine.
An enforcement operation will be conducted at the states’ airports, hotels, and other travel hubs.
As of Wednesday morning, at least 3,069 Ohioans have died from COVID-19 with more than 67,990 cases reported by the Department of Health.