November 28, 2021

Volume XI, Number 332

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

New Jersey Revises Travel Restriction Guidelines

On December 4, 2020, the New Jersey Department of Health updated its restriction guidelines on self-quarantining after out-of-state travel. This guidance was published on New Jersey’s COVID-19 information hub on December 7, 2020. The updated guidance follows the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) recently updated recommendations on self-quarantining periods. The new guidance, as contained on the COVID-19 information hub, provides the following.

New Jersey Travel Restriction Guidelines

New Jersey strongly discourages all non-essential interstate travel at this time.

Travelers and residents returning from any U.S. state or territory beyond the immediate region (New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, and Delaware) should self-quarantine at their home, hotel, or another temporary lodging following recommendations from the CDC:

  • If travel is unavoidable, travelers should consider getting tested with a viral test (not an antibody test) 1-3 days before the trip and again 3-5 days after the trip
  • If travelers test positive, they should self-isolate for at least 10 days and should postpone travel during that time
  • If travelers test negative, they should quarantine for a full 7 days after travel
  • If testing is not available or if the results are delayed, travelers should quarantine for 10 days after travel

Increased Risk of COVID-19 Spread

The advisory is no longer specific to certain states. Because of the rising number of case counts across all states, there is an increased risk of spread of COVID-19 upon return from any travel.

Self-quarantine is voluntary, but compliance is expected. Travelers arriving from areas with increasing COVID-19 cases may wish to postpone their travel to the region if they are unwilling or unable to follow the quarantine advisory.

©2021 Norris McLaughlin P.A., All Rights ReservedNational Law Review, Volume X, Number 345
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

About this Author

Patrick Collins Employment Attorney Norris McLaughlin
Member

Patrick T. Collins is Chair of the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group.  He practices labor, employment, and personnel law on behalf of employers and management personnel.  He has a wide range of experience in all areas of litigation in both federal and state courts, defending discrimination and sexual harassment claims, wrongful discharge and whistleblower suits, and claims brought under the Americans With Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the multitude of other civil rights and anti-discrimination laws.  In addition, Pat represents parties in breach of...

(908) 252-4237
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement