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Starting April 1, new domestic travel guidelines for New Yorkers

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(WBNG) -- In roughly two weeks, New York State will have new travel guidelines.

Starting April 1st, domestic travelers will no longer have to quarantine after entering New York from another state or US territory.

However, the New York State Department of Health still recommends a precautionary quarantine.

Here in the Southern Tier, the Broome County Health Department says they welcome the news, but advise residents to continue to monitor their health.

"We're excited that by April 1st they're comfortable enough with where the state's at that we will no longer need to quarantine if you travel. Of course, we still want people to monitor their symptoms, but we want people to be monitoring their symptoms whether they travel or not," explained Rebecca Kaufman, Director of the Broome County Health Department.

Kaufman adds that the Health Department does anticipate more people will travel during the spring and summer months and says they will continue to keep an eye on the cases.

They continue to urge residents that if they have any symptoms to stay home.

For those who travel internationally, there will still be a mandatory quarantine.


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