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CDC issues 14-day domestic travel advisory for NJ, NY, CT

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In response to the heavy impact of COVID-19 on New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut, the Center for Disease Control has placed a 14-day domestic travel restriction on the three states.

Effective immediately, the CDC urges residents of these states to refrain from non-essential domestic travel, unless they are an employee of critical infrastructure industries.

On Saturday, President Trump told reporters that he was considering calling for a quarantine of New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. But after consulting advisors, he decided against the action and instead asked the CDC to issue a travel restriction.

Those in the trucking, public health, financial services, and food supply industries are excused from the travel advisory. A full list of critical infrastructure employees can be found here.

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