The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a very rare domestic travel advisory urging people in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to “refrain from non-essential domestic travel” for the next two weeks.
This advisory follows President Trump’s suggestions to ban New Yorkers— who have seen death rates soar over the last few days— from traveling outside of the state during Coronavirus outbreak.
Trump’s potential travel ban was met with extreme criticism by New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo, who bashed the idea as “a declaration of war on states.”
However, following Cuomo’s response, the White House backed down on their decision to enforce a travel ban and instead announced a travel advisory, with Cuomo showing full support.
“I support what the President did because it affirms what we have been doing, it also affirms what New Jersey and Connecticut have been doing.”
The CDC’s travel advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including but not limited to trucking, public health professionals, financial services, and food supply and allows the Governors of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut to have “full discretion to implement this Domestic Travel Advisory.
For the latest updates on the Coronavirus and travel in the United States, visit the CDC.