New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is heading to Savannah, Georgia, today, he said speaking from John F Kennedy International airport.
He will meet with the mayor and his team to share what New York did, help them with testing and tracing programs, and will transport thousands of items of personal protective equipment.
“Whatever they need from us they’re going to get,” Cuomo said.
He said when New York was “in the thick” of it, 30,000 health professionals from around the country offered to come to the state. He said he was honored and touched by the generosity and said New Yorkers “don’t forget.”
“We’re doing everything we can now to pay it back,” Cuomo added.
Per the law, Gov. Cuomo will not have to quarantine upon his return because he is an essential worker, he said.
Georgia is among the states where an incoming individual is required to quarantine upon arrival to New York for 14 days, per state mandate.
Cuomo said he will take a test upon his return.
Secretary to the governor Melissa De Rosa added the law also has an exception if you are passing through a state for less than 24 hours.