Travel Advisory Information
New York State has joined with New Jersey and Connecticut in jointly issuing a travel advisory for anyone returning from travel to states that have a significant degree of community-wide spread of COVID-19.
All travelers entering New York who have recently traveled within a state with either:
• a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average; or
• a testing positivity rate of higher than a 10% over a seven-day rolling average, will be required to quarantine for a period of 14 days consistent with the Department of Health (DOH) regulations for quarantine. Data used to construct the metrics that determine the designated states from which individuals must quarantine is detailed in the tables posted publicly by all 50 states. Analysis of the metrics will be conducted weekly to determine if travelers from other states qualify. The designated states with significant community spread will be conspicuously posted on the DOH website and will be updated weekly.
A message from Warren County Health Services Director Ginelle Jones:
June 30, 2020
Dear Warren County Hotels, Resorts, and Campground Owners and Managers,
Thank you for your sacrifices and efforts to date with COVID-19 response and keeping our community as safe as possible.
I am reaching out in response to the Governor’s Order related to travel restrictions to offer Public Health resources to assist your venue and promote health and safety of Warren County. We have made great progress and do not want to compromise our gain.
While this is not a requirement, Public Health is requesting your assistance in making traveler referrals so that we can provide education, resource, and assistance with an appropriate monitoring plan. We would like to contact all guests from these areas of concern. This will not only benefit your facility, but will help in keeping our community safe. In addition, Public Health can assist guests with testing arrangements and finding medical care should they become ill while at your facility.
Referrals can be made by fax (518-761-6422), email (firstname.lastname@example.org), or phone (518-761-6580). If you have any urgent concerns, contact Assistant Public Health Director Pat Belden (518-321-0151) or me (518-321-0150) directly 24/7.
Public Health will contact the referred family, assess the situation, provide monitoring guidance, and determine a plan for daily check ins (phone or text etc.) at the convenience of the guest. We will check in with travelers daily, to monitor temperature and for symptoms. Facilities will not be responsible to enforce quarantines, but there is a complaint line to call should staff or guests have concerns. Public Health will receive complaints through the Administrator’s Office or the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and will reach out to provide education, reinforcement as appropriate, and encourage compliance.
Thank you for any assistance you can provide. Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or ideas on how we can better assist you through these uncertain times!
Thank you again for your efforts in helping us to protect our community.
Below are four documents that you can use as you deem appropriate to meet your needs.
- Guidance Document (Provides clarification to the order and safety recommendations)
- Poster (Can be posted to provide information to your guests)
- Flyer/Handout (Can be given to all guests or just guests traveling from ‘Hot Spot’ areas)
- Report Form (Can be utilized to make referrals to Public Health for follow up)