Travelers in the New York city area are reporting increased COVID activity, including a spike in the number of people returning to the city.
The city’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said that people returning from the area were also reporting increased cases of pneumonia.
The department added that its investigators are working to determine if there are any other factors behind the increase.
The New Orleans Saints football team, whose home games are held in New Orleans, also said on Twitter that it is canceling all home games in the city and is working with the team’s medical staff to help people get back to their homes.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu said on Monday that it’s been a busy week for the city, with the coronavirus season beginning.
The number of confirmed cases is up nearly 50 percent, to 8,935, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that the city is “working with our partners and health departments to get people back home as quickly as possible.”
He added that “every effort is being made to provide those who have been exposed to COVID a safe environment.”
The New Jersey Devils have also said they are canceling home games at Prudential Center and the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
On Sunday, the New Jersey legislature voted to require a mandatory vaccination for all New Jersey residents.
Governor Chris Christie said the state will also be required to quarantine New Jersey citizens traveling abroad for at least six months.
The state legislature will take up the bill next week.
The Connecticut governor, Dannel Malloy, has asked for a mandatory vaccine program, which he said is needed to prevent a resurgence of the coronvirus.
Christie said that if the vaccine program is not passed by the end of June, “we’ll be going backwards into an era of the United States not being able to get our people vaccinated for coronaviruses.”
Connecticut is one of the few states that have yet to enact a mandatory coronaviral vaccine program.