Six states have been removed from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut's mandatory quarantine list after a week of improvements in coronavirus infection rates.
Under a Tuesday update to the travel advisory, visitors from California, Hawaii, Maryland, Minnesota, Nevada and Ohio will no longer be required to self-quarantine for 14 days after entering the tri-state area.
Thirty states remain on the quarantine list imposed by Govs Andrew Cuomo, Phil Murphy and Ned Lamont back in June for areas where the positive COVID-19 test rate is higher than 10 per 100,000 residents over a seven-day rolling average.
Puerto Rico was added to the list on Tuesday after its rate rose above the acceptable level.
Governors in the tri-state area – once the epicenter of the US coronavirus crisis – have been working hard to keep cases down as other states continue to struggle with flattening the curve.
The quarantine policy was implemented to …