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Gov. Ron DeSantis issues order requiring NY, NJ travelers to undergo mandatory quarantine

Posted at 5:05 PM, Mar 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-23 17:45:14-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order requiring people who are flying into Florida from New York or New Jersey to undergo a 14-day quarantine.

DeSantis made the announcement during a press conference Monday afternoon.

He says the 14-day quarantine applies to air travelers. He said it's too difficult to monitor those traveling to Florida through automobile.

Criminal charges can also be filed for travelers breaking the self-quarantine order.

Before the announcement, Gov. DeSantis doubled down on his stance of not issuing a "stay-at-home" order for all Florida residents. He added that issuing an order similar to what California, New York, Illinois and several other states did is "unadvisable" for Florida.

This is a breaking news story. We're currently working to update this story with additional details.

You can see the full press conference below: