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Posted on 07/17/2020 7:17:10 PM PDT by lightman
People flying into New Jersey will be asked to fill out an electronic survey starting Monday as the Garden State continues to call for travelers arriving from 22 states that qualify as coronavirus hotspots to voluntarily self-quarantine for 14 days.
Airlines will announce both the quarantine advisory and information about the survey before travelers depart and while theyre on their flight, state Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said Friday as she announced the new initiative.
The survey will ask people information about where theyre traveling from, their residence, and their destination. The information will then be sent to county health departments, who will them call the traveler to request them to self-quarantine and explain where they can be tested for COVID-19.
Travelers can access it by texting NJ Travel to 898211, visiting covid19.nj.gov/njtravel, or scanning a QR code on posters at airports.
It is vital that individuals traveling from heavily impacted states cooperate so we can avoid creating community outbreaks in our state, Persichilli said during the states latest coronavirus briefing in Trenton.
She stressed that the quarantine is voluntary, but officials are relying on personal accountability for people to comply.
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, 7/20, DOH will launch an electronic survey to collect info on out-of-state travelers that arrive at NJ's airports.
The survey will be accessible by: 1️⃣Texting NJTRAVEL to 898211 2️⃣Visiting: https://t.co/DwZpxZwBPo 3️⃣Scanning a QR code on airport posters pic.twitter.com/p9gV2koY7B NJDOH (@NJDeptofHealth) July 17, 2020
In an effort to prevent outbreaks, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut issued a joint advisory last month for travelers from hotspots including residents returning home from a trip to self-quarantine for two weeks and seek a coronavirus test. The list now includes 22 states as new cases surge across the country.
The quarantine applies to anyone arriving from a state with a positive test rate higher than 10 per 100,000 residents or a state with a 10% or higher positivity rate over a 7-day rolling average. People traveling for business are exempted.
New York has threatened fines of $2,000 for people flying into the state who do not fill out a survey.
Gov. Phil Murphy has said New Jersey wont institute a fine, though he said Persichill has the power to go after and sanction people who do not comply with the quarantine. He has not clarified what that means.
Something will happen to you, Murphy said during a radio interview Wednesday. If youre a real knucklehead and you come in and you flagrantly violate this, the commissioner of health in New Jersey has the teeth to go after you. And she wont hesitate to do that.
New Jersey has seen its coronavirus figures drop significantly and stabilize after months of lockdown orders. Meanwhile, numerous other states are seeing surges.
But officials on Friday warned that the Garden States rate of transmission is once again above the key benchmark of 1. That means, on average, every newly infected resident is passing the virus to at least one other person.
The goal is to keep the rate below 1. The states latest rate is 1.1, officials said Friday.
Officials said the rate is rising for a number of reasons, including indoor parties, flareups at longterm care facilities, and people bringing the virus from other states.
Murphy said Friday the state remains largely in a holding pattern when it comes to lifting more restrictions, including allowing more indoor activities and businesses to reopen.
We cannot ignore the world around us, he said. A lot of this is on us. But a lot of this relies on fires dying elsewhere in the country.
New Jersey on Friday reported 20 more deaths attributed to COVID-19 and 202 more positive tests.
The state has now reported 15,684 deaths 13,710 confirmed and 1,974 considered probable with 176,551 known cases since its first case was announced March 4.
They should ALL be arrested and charged with mass murder and crimes against humanity. Then, publicly hanged.
I prefer the 18th century Colonial sentence for Treason:
You are to be hanged by the next until not quite dead.
Then your bowels are to be removed from before your eyes.
Then you shall be beheaded.
Then the Sheriff shall quarter you and dispose of the parts as he sees fit.
Ve vill need to see your papers.
Poster for the Post Office wall. Should all be charged with murder.
Folks can fly into Philly—and then rent a car and drive to NJ—no paperwork.
omg—this is too easy...
I presume the rules dont apply to illegal aliens.
New Jerseyhas the highest deaths per million number of every state. Their number is even worse than New Yorks.
Media defends NY spreading the virus.
Media oppose bringing it back LOL!
No rules apply to illegal aliens, or blacks, or gays, or transgenders, or antifa, or democrats....
My son is coming home next week from a state that Dictator Phil has deemed requires self quarrantine. Hes been instructed to not dowload this app and to give bogus information if they request forms be filled out. Burner works great for generating fake phone numbers. Murphy can go screw himself. Sick of the BS in NJ and cannot wait for the day I move the hell out of here.
Guv Phil’s “integrity” has led to almost half of all NJ COVID deaths occurring in nursing homes.
So why worry about your personal integrity in offering up your origin/destination information?
THERE IS NO RULE OF LAW!
Any 4Chaners who can crash this commie site?
Why are business travelers exempt? If they are coming from a hot spot, aren’t they as likely as anyone else to spread the virus, assuming they have the virus?
Murphy-Smurfy knows that by threatening interstate BUSINESS travelers he would be in violation of the Interstate Commerce section of the US Constitution.
Evidently Smurfy has forgotten that many Newark arrivals head for NYC.
The Smurfy-Cuomotose pizzing contest is gonna be fun!
Grab some popcorn!
Who else, besides business travelers, would be flying into these liberal shatholes?
The night Donald Trump won, it was reported that CDC staff & professionals could be seen WEEPING in hallways!
Read the report at the link and you’ll understand that the “DEEP STATE” exists well OUTSIDE OF DC: IT IS GOVERNMENT WIDE! THEY HATE TRUMP AND WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO WRECK HIS PRESIDENCY.
Be a shame if a bunch of miscreants, who would never fly there in a million years, filled out fake online Rona surveys listing all their “symptoms”, giving actual dates, flight numbers, etc.
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