Travelers from New York tri-state area to Florida forced to isolate upon arrival: How the process works

Travelers from New York tri-state area to Florida forced to isolate upon arrival: How the process works
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ORLANDO, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis issued an executive order this week to curb travelers the New York tri-state area flocking to Florida during the coronavirus pandemic.

DeSantis said every traveler arriving from the area will be forced to isolate for 14 days, and now, the Florida Department of Transportation is providing insight into how that will be enforced.

Officials said upon arrival to Florida, travelers will be required to complete an airport traveler form, which includes traveler’s history including contact information and trip details be provided to Department of Health.

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“Failure to complete the form and failure to follow any isolation or quarantine order from DOH are a violation of Florida law,” FDOT officials said.

Officials said travelers from the New York tri-state area can also expect to be provided with a traveler card, which has contact information and guidance in the event the traveler exhibits symptoms that are attributed of COVID-19, including fever, cough or shortness of breath while in isolation.

FDOT officials said members of the Florida National Guard will be on site at airports throughout the state to help ensure the process runs efficiently.

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