Cuomo to deploy Nat’l Guard to NYC airports; passengers will have to prove negative COVID test.
National Guard troops will be deployed to New York airports to make sure arriving travelers have proof of recently testing negative for COVID-19, Gov. Cuomo said Friday.
The deployment follows a sweeping new entry test policy announced a week ago after the Empire State abandoned its travel advisory that mandated travelers from coronavirus hotspots quarantine for two weeks.
”I want people to know we’re serious,” the governor said during a conference call with reporters. “You should not land if you do not have proof of a negative test upon landing,” Airlines, the NYPD and the Port Authority are assisting with the effort.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he would send National Guard personnel to the state’s airports to show he was serious about enforcing coronavirus quarantine mandates over the Thanksgiving holiday