Gov. Cuomo Deems Himself ‘Essential’, Evades Quarantine After Georgia Trip

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo visited Georgia this week to support the State’s response to the spread of COVID-19, but he did not quarantine as instructed by his own travel advisory.

Cuomo issued the order on June 25, requiring anyone traveling from over a dozen states considered COVID-19 hotbeds to New York to quarantine for 14 days. That list of states includes Georgia.

Essential workers, however, are exempt from that rule. And, Gov. Cuomo deems himself part of that group, he told reporters this week. Cuomo also said he was to receive a COVID test upon his return from the Peach State.

Additionally, the national mask mandate advocate was seen during the Georgia trip without a mask in up-close moments with local officials.