Medical staff prepare to administer a COVID-19 swab at a drive-thru test site in Lawrence, NY on Wednesday, October 21, 2020. The rate of COVID-19 infections has risen sufficiently in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut to require State residents to quarantine if they travel to New York, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo says New York will not enforce the rules on those residents. FILE – On this Sunday, March 29, 2020, file photo, a sign welcomes motorists in New York, on the border with Connecticut, near Rye Brook, New York The governors of the New York tri-state area have Were left in limbo in late October 2020 when the virus infection rates in Connecticut and New Jersey soared enough to qualify for their own 14-day quarantine requirements. He highlighted a worrying trend in a region that was using the list to distinguish itself from large parts of the country and raised questions about the relevance of keeping it. FILE – In this May 2, 2020 file photo, the Manhattan skyline dominates the skyline as people enjoy the sunny weather while keeping their distance from each other at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, NJ Governors in the New York tri-state area were left to scramble in late October 2020 when viral infection rates in Connecticut and New Jersey soared enough to qualify for their own 14-day quarantine requirements. He highlighted a worrying trend in a region that was using the list to distinguish itself from large parts of the country and raised questions about the relevance of keeping it. By DAVE COLLINS Associated Press HARTFORD, Connecticut (AP) – Rich Collins is trapped in the maze of coronavirus travel restrictions in the Northeast. The Rhode Island firefighter has custody of his 5-year-old daughter every two weekends as part of a deal with his ex-wife, but he can’t take her home as she lives in the north. New York State. I bring my daughter to Rhode Island for her weekend here, and then when she goes back to New York – because Rhode Island is on the New York quarantine list – she can’t go to school. She has to quarantine for 14 days, “said Collins, 36, of Warwick.” It has taken its toll, “he said.” There is no end in sight. I find it ironic that Rhode Island is the only New England state on New York’s list. It is very frustrating. With coronavirus rates rising across the country, more states have qualified for travel restrictions imposed by New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, raising questions about the usefulness of these rules. Only seven states now have rates low enough to avoid the tri-state’s 14-day quarantine warrant. Connecticut and New Jersey recently qualified for their own restrictions due to rising virus rates, dealing a heavy blow to the pride of a region that experienced low virus counts over the summer after suffering from the crisis. Public health officials say restrictions continue to help limit the spread of the virus, but enforcement has been uneven, with the three states all relying on the honor system to ensure travelers self-isolate and c Fill out forms. .