(WFSB) – Travelers who are flying into Florida airports from Connecticut will have to quarantine under a new order from the Florida governor.

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued an executive order that directs all travelers from Connecticut, New Jersey, and New York to isolate or quarantine when entering a Florida airport.

The travelers must quarantine for 14 days from the time or entry or the duration of the person’s stay in Florida, whichever is shorter.

The executive order was applied for states where shelter-in-place orders are being implemented.

DeSantis says travelers will be met on board plants by local or state law enforcement, as well as health officials.

He said on Monday there were over 190 direct flights from New York City to the state of Florida.

Anyone who violated the new quarantine order will be subject to a misdemeanor fine of up to $500.

The order doesn’t apply to a person employed by the airlines, those performing military, emergency, or health response.

It takes effect Tuesday, March 24 at 12:01 a.m.

To read the full executive order, click here

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USA!!!

Impossible to enforce. Not enough local and state law enforcement or health officials to check every flight and every person.

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Verdad

You refer to this virus with a ridiculously racist name while you also claim it is a farce. How can both be true? Either the virus you mistakenly identify in racist terms exists or it does not. Both can' be true.

rick be

I call it what it is and never called it a farce.

Your PC is frying your reading skills.

Verdad

rick be Mar 24, 2020 2:04pm

He's not alone,RI's Gina and Cuomo all seem to want take control of every facet of our lives,figuring the Fed will make up for their stupidity.But The Don is about to declare this farce over,leaving them high and dry.

Verdad

crickets

rick be

Maybe he'll put them all on bracelets.

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