CDC issues travel advisory in Connecticut, New York, New Jersey

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(WTNH) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a Domestic Travel Advisory for Connecticut, New York and New Jersey effective immediately.

The advisory urges state residents to refrain from non-essential domestic travel for 14 days starting Saturday night.

This advisory does not apply to employees of critical infrastructure industries, including trucking, public health professionals, financial services and food supply. A full list of critical infrastructure employees who are deemed by the Department of Homeland Security to have a special responsibility to maintain a normal work schedule can be found here.

The travel advisory will be implemented at the full discretion of the governors of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut.

The advisory comes after President Donald Trump said Saturday morning he may announce an enforceable quarantine in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut areas.

“There’s a possibility that sometime today we’ll do a quarantine, short-term two weeks, on New York, probably New Jersey, certain parts of Connecticut,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn.

On Saturday night Trump announced a quarantine would not be necessary but he asked the CDC to issue a strong travel advisory in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. The decision was made in consultation with the White House Coronavirus Task Force and the states’ governors.

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