The Associated Press reports New York may have to consider changes to its quarantine rules for out-of-state travelers now that some of its closest neighbors, Connecticut, New Jersey and Pennsylvania have been on the brink of getting added to the list of places subject to the restrictions.

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New York may have to rethink the restrictions to take into account the people who work in one state and live in another, crossing back and forth over the New York border daily.

Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’ll release an update October 21 to his plan that designates parts of New York City and suburban communities as hot spots where schools and nonessential businesses are closed.

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Broome County is under a Yellow Zone advisory for an uptick in cases and has been dealing with a reduction in capacity allowances for restaurants and gatherings, mandated testing for schools and restrictions on the size of religious gatherings.

October 6, Broome County was included under the state’s Cluster Action Initiative as new coronavirus infections spiked.  The County began the restrictions aimed at curbing the spread on the 9th and is due to be re-evaluated after the two week period is over October 23.

The County is still reporting double-digit increases in infections, but the rate of the spread seems to have slowed somewhat.  October 19, Broome had 37 new cases while active case numbers continue to fluctuate.