President Trump said he is thinking about a possible “short term, two week” quarantine for “New York, probably New Jersey and certain parts of Connecticut.”
Speaking at the White House, Trump said “we might not have to do it, but there’s a possibility sometime today” he will enact a quarantine.
Trump said that this would be an “enforceable quarantine,” one that would restrict travel because New Yorkers have been traveling to Florida and “we don’t want that.”
Trump said he would rather not do it, “but we may need it.”
Later at Joint Base Andrews, Trump also said such an action was a possibility.
“We’re looking at it,” he said on a possible quarantine.
When asked about closing the New York City subway Trump said, “No we wouldn’t do that.”