President Considering “Hot Spot” Quarantines

Travelers would not be able to leave NY, NJ, parts of CT.

President Trump said he might prohibit travel in and out of the New York area to limit the spread of the coronavirus from its U.S. epicenter.

The U.S. death count has crossed 2,000, doubling in the last three days. The President said he might impose a quarantine on New York, parts of New Jersey, and parts of Connecticut in order to protect states that have yet to bear the brunt of the virus.

“They’re having problems down in Florida,” he told reporters. “A lot of New Yorkers are going down. We don’t want that.”

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis said he would support any quarantine the President might place on New Yorkers in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19 in Florida.  DeSantis had expressed frustration about New Yorkers who were evading shelter-in-place restrictions by coming to Florida, potentially bringing the virus with them. “Whatever works!” he exclaimed. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he didn’t believe a possible New York quarantine was legal and that it would be a “federal declaration of war.” He told reporters, “It would be chaos and mayhem. It’s totally opposite everything he’s been saying. I don’t think it is plausible. I don’t think it is legal.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For President Trump as he consults with medical experts on the plausibility of containing the virus by issuing quarantines of certain “hot spots.”
  • For the governors of states with the highest number of coronavirus patients as they deal with their frustrations on the many fronts of fighting the battle against COVIC-19.

Sources: Politico, CNN


Back to top