The Trucking Association of New York has received questions regarding the White House request that those who have been in, or traveled through New York City, self-quarantine for two weeks. At this point, the understanding is that this is a request, not a mandate.
The American Trucking Association is checking with the White House, the governor’s office and mayor’s office to get clarification. When more information is available, this post will be updated.
Yesterday, White House officials urged anyone leaving the New York City metropolitan area to self-isolate and monitor themselves carefully for 14 days as President Donald Trump called the region a “hot spot” for coronavirus cases.
“We are asking anyone who has traveled out of the New York City metropolitan area to anywhere else in the country to self isolate for 14 days,” Vice President Mike Pence said.
Deborah Birx, the task force coordinator, and Anthony Fauci, another task force member and the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said the precaution was necessary given the high rate of infections in the nation’s most populous city.