CT, NY, and NJ Residents Flying to Florida Must Quarantine When Entering Through Airports
Thinking of flying to Florida? Think again.
According to a report on wfsb.com, the Florida governor has issued an order that all residents from CT, NY, and NJ who are flying into Florida (Florida you say) will have to isolate or quarantine when entering a Florida airport.
That means each traveler will need to quarantine for 14 days or the duration of their stay, whichever's shorter from the time they arrive at the airport.
According to CNN, travelers will be met by local or state law enforcement along with individuals from the Florida Department of Health. Before passengers are permitted to leave the aircraft, officials will come on board to obtain information and take temperatures. Even if you're staying with family members you will still need to be quarantined.
Violating this order is a second-grade misdemeanor and is punishable by a $500 fine, jail time or both. Governor Ron DeSantis has met with sharp criticism for not closing Florida beaches.