ALBANY, NY – New York may need to consider changing its quarantine rules for out-of-state travelers now that two of its closest neighbors, Connecticut and New Jersey, are set to be added The three states announced earlier this year that they would jointly require people traveling from states with higher transmission rates to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. dozens of states are now on New York’s must-have quarantine list. Connecticut and New Jersey were on track to join them based on the current state targeting threshold with an average of 10 or more new cases per day, per 100,000 population, over a 7-day period. Connecticut and New Jersey hit that threshold on Monday, with 11.2 new cases per 100,000 population and 10.3 respectively. Massachusetts is at 9.9 cases per 100,000 population, while New York is at 7 per 100,000 population, double what it was at the end of August. “It’s a problem,” Cuomo said at a press conference Monday. But he said the travel restrictions may be unenforceable. among the three states that make so much cross-border commuting to work or shopping and worry about disrupting the economy. “So it’s complicated and we are working with them, but we don’t have a final conclusion yet, but for practical matters you can’t do border checks with New Jersey and Connecticut”, a- he declared. Meanwhile, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont told reporters on Monday he was in talks with New Jersey and New York about weakening the rules, though he has not said a date. , states can also land on the quarantine list if 10% of tests have been positive on average in the past week. Lamont said under an amended notice, states would face quarantine restrictions if they had at least a 5% positivity rate. and meets the existing old threshold for new cases. He estimated that this would apply to 33 states instead of more than 40 and would be “more manageable”. When asked what would happen if Connecticut met a weakened standard, Lamont echoed Cuomo and said it would be difficult to restrict travel to and from New York. “Frankly, we are just one region,” he said. Infections are also on the rise in Pennsylvania, including communities north of the southern New York border. New York is opening rapid testing sites in the region, where infections and hospitalizations have been on the rise. Kuomo spokesman Peter Ajemian said Lamont was speaking for Connecticut, but said New York was re-examining its parameters “and should have more information tomorrow.” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said he had not spoken directly with Cuomo about the notice. “My advice is not to travel, frankly,” the Democrat said. HotspotsCuomo said his administration was working with local authorities on possible adjustments to his order. designating parts of New York City and suburbs as hot spots where schools and non-essential businesses are closed. Latest data suggests efforts to contain COVID-19 outbreaks in so-called “areas reds, ”Cuomo said. the state may be able to adjust both the list of restricted locations and metric hotspots that should be hit to reopen. “As the discrete areas improve, you can rewrite the size of the areas,” Cuomo said. Sunday, for one in 10 new coronavirus cases in the state, up from about one in 5 at the end of September. ekend, health officials have issued an order banning a public gathering outside a wedding scheduled for Monday in Brooklyn, saying it could have become a widespread event attracting thousands of people. The synagogue hosting the wedding of the son of an influential rabbi in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, the Yetev Lev D’Satmar congregation, said in a statement it had only scheduled a brief public reception with distancing protocols social have been put in place. The statement said a smaller, family-only wedding would take place, but added: “It’s sad that no one checked our plans before attacking us.” Members of the public who would have liked to have the intention in person were encouraged to listen on the synagogue’s conference call system instead. However, a WABC-TV reporter tweeted a video Monday evening showing dozens of people standing outside. He said some of them had been seen entering or leaving the building and some were not wearing masks. Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a briefing Monday that it was “very helpful” that wedding planners had opted for a smaller service. He said everyone in the city’s restricted red and orange areas – which does not include that part of Brooklyn – must “keep digging deeper” with social distancing, wearing masks and other practices. . “We can get by with just a few. weeks if everyone does what they have to do. We want these restrictions removed, to say the least … but we need to cut the numbers, ”the Democrat said. .