Members of the New York City Sheriff’s Office said they will be stopping vehicles periodically at the tunnels as part of effort to curb coronavirus infections. Photo: The Gothamist

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — COVID-19 cases continue to climb in the Tri-State Area.

New Jersey has added new states to its quarantine list and New York set up checkpoints Wednesday, the first day of new travel rules, CBS2’s Jessica Layton reported.

Members of the New York City Sheriff’s Office said they will be stopping vehicles periodically at the tunnels. Drivers can expect questions about where they are coming from, if they’ve traveled in the last 14 days, and if they have any symptoms of COVID-19.

Though Layton didn’t see any cars stopped on Wednesday, the sheriff’s office put out a courtesy notice for what it calls it a quarantine checkpoint — an extra layer to randomly screen.

The department also wants to know if the driver has completed any necessary travel forms that might apply to them if they’re coming from a state on the travel advisory list. Continue reading

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