After we issued the self-quarantining steering for better New York Metropolis residents leaving this space, it was out of an abundance of warning to assist shield U.S. areas with decrease ranges of COVID-19 unfold. Consistent with our suggestions for different important vital infrastructure staff, this steering doesn’t apply to vital transportation and supply staff who’re desperately wanted for New York residents to proceed their each day lives and reply to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Truck drivers and different individuals driving into the town to ship wanted provides ought to keep of their autos as a lot as potential as provides are loaded and unloaded, keep away from being inside 6 ft of others as a lot as potential after they exit their autos, and transfer to digital receipts if potential. If these drivers have to spend the evening within the better New York Metropolis space, they need to keep of their resort rooms or sleeper cab, when accessible, to the extent potential and proceed to apply social distancing. Drivers who take these precautions shouldn’t have to self-quarantine after they go away the better New York space, except self-quarantine is really useful by state or native officers for all residents within the areas the place they reside.
Truck drivers and different staff who get hold of or ship wanted provides who reside within the better New York space could proceed to work each inside and out of doors of the better New York space however ought to keep at house and apply social distancing in keeping with directions of state and native officers when they don’t seem to be working. Whereas they’re working both inside or outdoors of the better New York space, they need to keep of their autos as a lot as potential, keep away from being inside 6 ft of others as a lot as potential after they exit their autos, and transfer to digital receipts if potential.
We proceed to advocate that every one individuals take precautions to remain protected and preserve others protected, together with washing their palms recurrently, staying house when sick, overlaying coughs and sneezes, and sustaining distance from others.
It stays our steering that residents who had been just lately within the affected areas of New York, out of an abundance of warning, ought to self-quarantine for 14 days.