President Donald Trump backed away from calling for a quarantine for coronavirus hotspots in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, instead directing that a “strong Travel Advisory” be issued to stem the spread of the outbreak.
It looks like some of the Governors of Southern New England States are also thinking that border security might be important after all, at least when it comes to quarantining those out of state traveler’s.
In a statement, Ct. Gov. Lamont said he has taken steps to ensure people stay home. He has also asked those who have traveled from New York City to self-quarantine.
R.I. Gov. Gina Raimondo announced that anyone coming into the state from New York
will be mandated to self-quarantine for 14 days. The Rhode Island National Guard also started going door to door on Saturday in coastal areas to inform any New Yorkers who may have come to the state that they must self-quarantine for 14 days while Gov. Gina Raimondo expanded the mandatory self-quarantine to anyone visiting the state. State Police also set up a checkpoint on I-95 in Hope Valley on Friday where drivers with New York license plates must stop and provide contact information and were told to self-quarantine for two weeks.
Ma. Gov Charlie Baker asks travelers to self-quarantine, plans to ‘ramp up’ coronavirus tracking
Even The Beaches are Closing
Most everything is now closed, restaurants, bars, retail shops, and as of Friday at midnight, all beaches across the state of NH. This came after town officials in Kittery, York, Wells and Ogunquit Maine all closed their beaches early last week amid concerns that crowds could gather and worsen the coronavirus pandemic; Kennebunk officials on Friday added their town’s beaches to the growing list of closures.
World leaders are also going to extraordinary lengths to do whatever possible to contain the virus. Governments are now enacting strict measures to combat the pandemic and slowdown the amount of infections. A third of the global population is now on coronavirus lockdown. Here’s the Business Insider’s updated list of countries and restrictions.
Today’s Dose of Cultural Enrichment
A Pennsylvania woman ruined an estimated $35,000 worth of goods by intentionally coughing all over them while the coronavirus plagues nations worldwide, a grocery store alleged on Facebook.
A man has been accused of grabbing a 2 1/2-foot-long sword and chasing after another man who asked him to turn down his music, police in Manchester, New Hampshire, said.
Always Be Creative
Neighbors use RC car to drive beer to each other to maintain social distancing