ALBANY – New York may have 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 to the list of places subject to restrictions. The three states announced earlier this year that they will jointly require people traveling from states with higher transmission rates to self-isolate for 14 days after arrival. Connecticut and New Jersey were close to joining 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. The latest data shows 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. , you can’t do border checks with New Jersey and Connecticut, ”he said. 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 met 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 one region,” he said. Infections are also on the rise in Pennsylvania, including in the northern communities bordering the southern level of New York City. 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. HOT SPOTSCuomo 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. .