Politico: New York Playbook Newsletter: Marijuana legalized — Cuomo got $4m book deal offer — State budget is late

By ERIN DURKIN and ANNA GRONEWOLD with JONATHAN CUSTODIO

April 1, 2021

 

“NEW YORK CITY’S battered hotel industry hopes more visitors will return starting April 1st, when domestic travelers no longer have to quarantine after entering New York from another state or territory. The state’s quarantine policies started last June, when Gov. Andrew Cuomo required visitors from states with high rates of COVID-19 positivity tests to isolate for 14 days upon arrival. The quarantine period expiring on April 1st is only three days long. Vijay Dandapani. president and CEO of Hotel Association of New York City, predicted this change will provide a boost to domestic travel, ‘both business and tourist, as short trips of less than four days were not possible with the quarantine.’” WNYC’s Beth Fertig