Alaska, Hawaii, and Florida Quarantining Visitors
Alaska, Hawaii, and Florida have enacted a mandatory 14-day quarantine for visitors to those states in efforts to quell coronavirus infections in those states. The Alaskan quarantine order goes into effect today. Anyone arriving by air will be required to fill out a declaration form at the airport detailing where they plan to quarantine themselves. People who do not follow the order to self-quarantine face up to a $25,000 fine and more than a year in jail, according to state officials. Airline workers and workers engaged in critical infrastructure maintenance are excluded from the order. Florida’s traveler quarantine went into effect earlier this week and applies only to travelers from Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York. Yesterday Florida’s governor made the quarantine order retroactive to anyone from the tri-state area who arrived in Florida during the last three weeks. Travelers are also required to disclose to the state anyone with whom they came into contact prior to the quarantine. Hawaii’s order goes into effect Thursday and applies to travelers arriving from out of the state. It does not apply to interstate flights between the Hawaiian islands.