ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)Gov. Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order Saturday making New Yorkers ineligible for COVID-19 paid sick leave benefits if they voluntarily travel to high-risk states.

“If we are going to maintain the progress we’ve seen, we need everyone to take responsibility,” said Cuomo in a statement.

The governor’s office described high-risk states as having positive test rates higher than 10 per 100,000 residents, or higher than a 10% positive test rate over a seven-day rolling average.


The executive order only applies to non-essential travel.

The order does not apply to employees traveling for work or at their employer’s request.

Cuomo’s office made the announcement after revealing the state health department is investigating a potential coronavirus outbreak in Westchester County.

A student tested positive for COVID-19 after returning from Florida and attending a parking lot graduation ceremony in Chappaqua.

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  1. louis11725 says:

    Why is the governor allowing all the protesting (unsafe to say the least) and won’t allow fans to attend venues (sports, concerts, etc) or allow proper dining situations in restaurants? I would say much more, yet I think the point is there.

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