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Tri-State quarantine requirement draws mixed feelings from travelers at Tallahassee International Airport

Posted at 7:47 PM, Jun 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-25 19:47:07-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — While we won’t have a huge increase in travelers at the Tallahassee International Airport, there has been a slight increase as reopening phases continue.

Several states in the northeast, New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey, have asked travelers coming from states with high rates of coronavirus to quarantine for 14 days.

“If you’re sick I would say stay inside," said Alejandro Garcia, who is traveling from TLH to Miami. "But, the economy has to keep going and I do believe that the only way we’re going to do that is if we go out there.”

“I think it’s needed to make sure we keep the virus under control, so it doesn’t spread as fast,” said Willie Moore, who is visiting Tallahassee from Austin.

The question on some people's minds is how would a state be able to make sure people who need to quarantine actually do so?

While some say they think quarantining will be become mandatory, others don’t see how policing a person to quarantine will work.

“I think it’s going to be mandatory if the numbers keep going up," Moore said. "And if we don’t get it under control, I think it will be mandatory as some point.”

The Sunshine State is one of nine states being asked to quarantine for 14 days if traveling to the Tri-state area.