Saturday, March 28, 2020


Gov. Murphy says NJ “safer” without guns - 

the viral confrontation and commentary!

New Jersey Second Amendment Society
Gov. Murphy says NJ “safer” without guns - the viral confrontation and commentary! We always knew the argument from NJ politicians was nonsense - “they hate guns!” — this is PATENTLY untrue. Statists LOVE guns, as long as they are in the hands of the GOVERNMENT. Governor Murphy has made that sentiment abundantly clear in this stunning press conference. Watch NJ2AS President Alejandro Roubian confront Governor Murphy regarding his executive orders closing all state NICS checks and FFL’s. You won’t believe his flippant response in this now viral video that is sweeping the nation: To help fight back! For more color, you can also check out commentary by Alejandro (@thearmedvegan) and Daniel (@dfrancisco7) where the stunning hypocrisy, hubris, and lies are fleshed out in detail. We break down exactly how Governor Murphy and the Attorney General have contradicted themselves in subsequent press conferences, all while being surrounded by multiple armed guards. To help fight back! We are the only organization taking the 2A fight to the front lines. The daily COVID-19 press conferences are nothing but softball questions from friendly journalists, but we will never stop working to protect your second amendment rights with bold questions and offensive legal actions. Please consider donating at the link below so we can continue to push the Governor to reinstate our right to purchase firearms and facilitate our lawsuit!
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Opinion by Scott Bach

Motion Filed Today to Stop the Shutdown. ANJRPC Prepared to Go to U.S. Supreme Court. Murphy Admits 2A Shutdown is not about Coronavirus!

Human Rights Lawsuit
New Jersey: ANJRPC Sues To End Gov. Murphy’s Second Amendment Shutdown
New Jersey – -( March 26, 2020. Yesterday, ANJRPC filed a federal lawsuit to end NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s unilateral shutdown of the Second Amendment by executive order, supposedly because of the Coronavirus. Today, ANJRPC filed a motion in that lawsuit asking a U.S. District Court Judge to block enforcement of Murphy’s order.
Click here for copy of ANJRPC’s complaint in the case. Click here for a copy of ANJRPC’s motion to block enforcement of Murphy’s executive order.
These actions were made necessary by Gov. Murphy’s executive order 107 on March 21, in which he unilaterally shuttered gun stores, gun ranges, and shut down NICS, effectively switching off the Second Amendment to NJ’s 9 million residents with the stroke of a pen.
ANJRPC is prepared to take this new case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court if necessary. The Second Amendment was designed precisely for the kind of emergency America now faces, to insure that law-abiding citizens would have the means to provide for their own safety if necessary. The idea that a single public official can simply turn gun rights off is absurd on its face.
What’s more, Governor Murphy’s overt hatred for the Second Amendment is laid bare in his executive order, which ironically declares that non-vital retailers like liquor stores, marijuana dispensaries, and cell phone stores are “essential” and therefore can stay open, while gun stores and ranges and the NICS system are not “essential” and must close.
Governor Murphy has even admitted that his assault on the Second Amendment was motivated by his hatred of guns, not by safety concerns about Coronavirus. When asked just yesterday by a reporter why he didn’t deem gun stores to be “essential,” he stated “a safer society for my taste has fewer guns and not more guns.”

He said nothing about Coronavirus, which is apparently just a pretext for shutting down the Second Amendment.

The legal team representing ANJRPC includes longtime ANJRPC attorney Dan Schmutter, and Washington, D.C. based David Thompson. Both are extremely accomplished in their fields, and very well-respected in the courts. Gun owners are lucky to have them on this case.
Please watch for further alerts as this case unfolds. If you want to support this critical litigation, donations can be made by clicking here.

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Gov. Murphy Admits Denying Press Credentials For NJ2AS News - Hates First Amendment as 


Governor Murphy, who’s taken our Second Amendment rights away, told NJ2AS News (on 03/27/2020) they shouldn’t have First Amendment rights. He tried to imply Alejandro Roubian is not a real journalist and should not be allowed in his pressers. Then he outright refused to answer his question. This is unreal!


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Delaware General Assembly building NRA
Delaware General Assembly building
Bellevue, WA  -( The State of Delaware has backed away from closing gun shops during the current Coronavirus pandemic crisis, a decision the Second Amendment Foundation says is the right thing to do. Under the revised language of the state’s emergency order, “Firearms dealers may conduct sales of firearms, ammunition, and other goods directly related to responsible firearm storage and maintenance, by appointment only. No more than two appointments per half-hour shall occur, and sellers are limited to operating during normal working hours they operated on prior to the State of Emergency. Any seller who violates such directive may be subject to criminal prosecution or other civil enforcement remedies up to and including arrest or the involuntary closure of the business.”
“This is a great win for Delaware gun owners and the right to keep and bear arms,” said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. “After we sued New Jersey, our threatened lawsuit against Delaware, in which we were partnering with our friends at the National Rifle Association and Firearms Policy Coalition played a key role in bringing about this change of heart.”
SAF is currently considering lawsuits against several jurisdictions over gun shop closures that were announced as part of executive orders that do not recognize gun and ammunition dealers and suppliers as “essential businesses.”
“We’re delighted that cooler heads have prevailed in Delaware,” Gottlieb observed. “A considerable amount of hard work went into this, and to be honest, we’d rather not have to file lawsuits against anybody under the present circumstances.
“We can think of no more essential endeavor outside of health care and emergency services during a time of crisis than a business that enables citizens to exercise their fundamental right protected by the Second Amendment,” he concluded.
The Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.

Second Amendment FoundationThe Second Amendment Foundation ( is the nation’s oldest and largest tax-exempt education, research, publishing and legal action group focusing on the Constitutional right and heritage to privately own and possess firearms. Founded in 1974, The Foundation has grown to more than 650,000 members and supporters and conducts many programs designed to better inform the public about the consequences of gun control.


Azam Nizamuddin on Fethullah Gulen and Hizmet (aka the Gulen Movement)

Azam Nizamuddin is an activist and an attorney. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Theology at Loyola University of Chicago. He teaches courses on Islam, and History of Islamic Thought. He has previously taught at Elmhurst College in Illinois. He lectures on Islamic theology and law, and on Islamic civilization to churches, synagogues, civic organizations across the country. "My general view of the Hizmet Movement is that it is one of the leading, I would say, Islamic movements in the world today. It's also one of the leading global spiritual and social movements in the world because of its impact, not only within Turkey but also in various Muslim countries in central Asia and now today in North America as well." "I think the Gulen, or Hizmet, Movement represents Islam by, on the one hand, maintaining a strong connection to and being rooted in the Islamic primary sources, such as the Qur'an and the Prophetic teachings, but, at the same time, not neglecting the world around it. And, I think that Fethullah Gulen promotes Islamic values, Islamic teachings without necessarily rejecting the world and rejecting the West, and I think that's a very important and innovative development of the past 100 years of Islamic thinkers." "I think that the Hizmet Movement draws its inspiration and teaching from Said Nursi who, in the early 20th century, argued that religion and science are compatible; that the science that the West has promoted since the late 17th and 18th century, particularly Post-Enlightenment, has permitted people to develop but at the expense of faith and morality, and I think Said Nursi argued that you can have faith, morality and science together. And I think the Hizmet Movement, and in particular Fethullah Gulen, draws from those teachings and has that engaged in very positive aspects of promoting education."
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On February 25, the Chicago Tribune  endorsed the president of the Muslim Bar Association of Illinois, Dr. Azam Nizamuddin, the Democratic candidate for the position of Circuit Judge in Dupage County, Illinois.
As a lawyer with twenty years of experience, adjunct professor of theology, and interfaith activist, Nizamuddin may sound like the perfect candidate for the job, but his background also raises some concerns.
In 2015, Nizamuddin was appointed general counsel and deputy executive director of North American Islamic Trust, Inc. (NAIT). Nizamuddin also serves as Chief Compliance Officer for NAIT’s for-profit subsidiary, Allied Asset Advisors (AAA).
NAIT describes itself as “a waqf,” the historical Islamic equivalent of an American trust or endowment, serving Muslims in the United States and their institutions.
NAIT was established in 1973 in Indiana by the Muslim Students Association of U.S. and Canada (MSA). The Muslim Students Association was founded in 1963 by members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and Brotherhood members dominated its founding and leadership, according to former U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Executive Committee Masul (leader) Zeid Noman, in taped lecture acquired by the FBI.
In 2004, the Chicago Tribune reported on NAIT’s  role in an effort by Muslim Brotherhood members to successfully seize control of the once moderate Bridgeview Mosque, now known as the Mosque Foundation.
In 2007, the Justice Department designated NAIT as an unindicted co-conspirator in the largest terrorist financing case in America history, US v. Holy Land Foundation, which resulted in convictions and imprisonment of several US-based Hamas terrorist leaders.
Court records detailed how money flowed through NAIT financial accounts to Hamas. In the same exhibits from the trial, the Justice Department lists NAIT among “members of the US Muslim Brotherhood,” alongside NAIT’s parent organization; the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA).
Nizamuddin was also a sponsor of Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Chicago’s 8th Annual Banquet.  CAIR is strongly connected to the Muslim Brotherhood according to federal prosecutors and was also listed among “unindicted co-conspirators and/or joint-venturers” in the Holy Land Foundation case along with NAIT.
In CAIR, ISNA and NAIT’s repeated appeals to the U.S. government to remove its name from the co-conspirators list a federal judge ruled the government had provided “ample evidence” at trial for tying CAIR, ISNA and NAIT to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. CAIR has subsequently been blacklisted as a terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates.
Nizamuddin also served as the co-chair of the Interfaith committee of the Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC), which was co-founded by former NAIT Chairman and Muslim Brotherhood leader Bassem Osman. Osman remains the president and portfolio manager of AAA.
But Nizamuddin has connections to other Islamist-linked organizations outside of those historically affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood as well. Nizamuddin served on the board of directors and as general counsel for the Niagara Foundation, a charity associated with Turkish Islamist cleric Fetullah Gulen.
In a 2013 Facebook post, Nizamuddin described Gulen, living in exile in the U.S., as “the most important peace advocate and religious leader you have never heard of.” In 2014, Nizamuddin did a video praising the Gulenist movement. While Gulen poses as working for world peace and democracy, U.S. State Department cables, divulged by WikiLeaks, described the Turkish preacher as “a ‘radical Islamist’ whose moderate message cloaks a more sinister and radical agenda.”  In Turkey, Gulenists were known for their extended penetration of police and judiciary services, prior to a purge of the judiciary following the 2016 coup attempt.
Gulen’s U.S.-based charities, including the Niagara Foundation, have been accused of serving as fronts for a campaign of influence by offering all-expense paid trips for state and local lawmakers, and former Niagara Foundation Executive Director Kemal Oksuz was convicted for his role in a scheme to illegally fund a congressional trip to Azerbaijan, as part of an effort to influence lawmakers.
Nizamuddin’s affiliations with both Brotherhood-linked groups like NAIT as well as Gulen-linked groups is interesting, since American Brotherhood groups have increasingly sided with Turkish authoritarian president and Islamist Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his campaign to suppress Gulen’s movement after the two, previously allies, had a falling out.
Nizamuddin’s associations with groups linked to terror finance and influence-peddling should raise genuine concerns for Dupage county voters. Voters have a right to ask to what extend Nizamuddin shares the Islamist views of the groups he is affiliated with, and whether these views will impact his position on the court, if successfully elected. This is especially true given his connection to a group with a documented history of political corruption. Will media outlets identify these connections for voters, and ask Nizamuddin how these affiliations will affect his role on the bench, if he should be elected?
Hesham Shehab is a Research Associate for the Middle East Forum


★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★ This is President Trump’s Churchill moment; that’s what we’ll be talking about on today’s video. That’s right, a number of pundits are coming out and saying that President Trump is indeed fining his leadership voice, and turning a crisis into an amazing American victory. We’re going to take a look at what one pundit in particular is noticing here, and how it does signal not just light at the end of the tunnel, but in many respects, a whole new beginning for a nationalist conservative era.
CHECKS ARE COMING: President Trump signs $2 TRILLION Stimulus Bill 
Stanford Univ. researchers say evidence shows U.S. 
will recover from COVID-19 faster than expected


★★★ A NEW CONSERVATIVE AGE IS RISING ★★★ Gang, things simply couldn’t be worse for Joe Biden; not only is the coronavirus killing his campaign; not only that, but now, he’s getting me-too’d! We’re going to look at the latest accusations of sexual assault against Joe Biden, and how his current campaign is in utter and complete ruin; you’re going to absolutely love it!
As former Chicago Democrat Mayor Rahm Emanuel is often says, “Never allow a crisis to go to waste.” Dr. Duke Pesta delves into how Democrat lawmakers are exploiting the present coronavirus pandemic, not to help you or ease your burden, but to subordinate the American people under more big-government and push for a host of leftist goodies that the Left have been wanting for years.
Biden Accused of Sexual Assault
And the eerie - and expected - silence of #MeToo.
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Former Vice President Joe Biden admitted back in December 2018 that "I am a gaffe machine." That’s a gross understatement, to say the least. The Democrat establishment and the mainstream media continue to treat Biden’s endless stream of gaffes as just harmless patter from good old Uncle Joe. His supporters make excuses for Biden’s obvious mental decline and lash out at anyone who expresses concerns about his fitness to take on the rigors of the presidency. Now, however, they are circling the wagons after a story recently emerged that Joe Biden allegedly committed sexual assault against a former staffer, Tara Reade, when Biden was a vigorous 50 year-old senator. The Biden campaign has denied the allegation, claiming “these accusations are false.” Other women had come forward previously to report inappropriate touching by Biden. But Ms. Reade’s allegation shines a much harsher light on Biden’s possible predatory sexual behavior against one or more females on his staff.
Joe Biden is a self-professed champion of women who has supported the #MeToo movement’s presumption of guilt against the accused. “For a woman to come forward in the glaring lights of focus, nationally,” Biden said during Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation hearing, “you’ve got to start off with the presumption that at least the essence of what she’s talking about is real, whether or not she forgets facts, whether or not it’s been made worse or better over time.” Now Biden himself stands accused of sexually assaulting Tara Reade in 1993. "He said 'come on man, I heard you liked me,'" Ms. Reade told an interviewer. “I couldn't believe it was happening. It was surreal." According to Ms. Reade, Biden kissed her without her consent, proceeded to push her up against a wall, and used his fingers to penetrate her. Afterwards, Ms. Reade said, “He took his finger. He just like pointed at me and said you’re nothing to me.” There presumably were no witnesses to the alleged assault, although Ms. Reade’s brother and friend recall her contemporaneous account of the incident.
There has not been a word of support for Biden’s accuser from the Democratic Party establishment, #MeToo activists, and the mainstream media who want to see President Trump defeated no matter what it takes. Most media outlets have either ignored or buried the story, with a few limited exceptions. A staff writer for The Atlantic even tried to discredit Ms. Reade when she first came forward with allegations of Biden’s inappropriate touching. But even worse, a prominent #MeToo advocacy group rejected Ms. Reade’s pleas for help, throwing its high-minded claims of defense of sexual assault victims to the wolves in order to save Joe Biden’s hide.
The Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund boasts of its support for “the brave individuals who have come forward, at great risk to themselves, to seek the justice they deserve and to protect others” from sexual harassment. It claims that it helps to pay legal costs for alleged victims and that it connects people to and helps pay for “media and storytelling assistance.” Tara Reade contacted the organization in January seeking its help in bringing to light her allegation against Biden. Time’s Up said no. Time Up’s justification was that it feared losing its nonprofit status if it assisted in a case against a candidate for federal office. But if we look behind the curtain, we find a web of clear conflicts of interest that may well explain why Ms. Reade was rebuffed. “While all of this was out between Reade and Time’s Up,” Breitbart reported, the Biden campaign’s relationship with a public relations firm, which was also closely associated with Time’s Up, “was taking on a new dimension.”
Anita Dunn is both a senior adviser on the Biden campaign and the Managing Director at the SKDKnickerbocker public relations firm. Hilary Rosen is a Biden surrogate, who was also involved in the founding of Time’s Up and is a partner in SKDKnickerbocker. SKDKnickerbocker helped launch the publicity for Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. On the website describing how victims of sexual harassment can get in touch with the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund for media assistance, the victims are told that, after they fill out a form, “SKDKnickerbocker (SKDK), public relations firm that works with the Fund, will email you to set up an evaluation over the phone. If the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund is able to offer you media assistance, SKDK will match you with a public relations firm in our Network.”
However, SKDKnickerbocker not only works with the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund but also for the Biden campaign. SKDK has received $881,740 from the Biden for President organization between June 25, 2019 and February 27, 2020, according to Federal Election Commission filings. The Biden campaign paid the vast bulk of this money – slightly in excess of $806,000 - in January and February of 2020. This sum is more than 10 times the amount that Biden’s campaign paid SKDKnickerbocker between June and December 2019. Tara Reade received the final word that the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund would not provide her with funding or public relations support in her case on February 11th. It doesn’t take a genius to connect the dots.
Joe Biden is entitled to due process and deserves the presumption of innocence, which is more than he was willing to grant to Justice Kavanaugh. However, he is not entitled to be protected by a wall of silence, which is what his friends in the Democratic establishment and the media are doing by covering for him. Senator Kamala Harris, for example, endorsed Biden after she quit the presidential race. She is said to be on the short list of Biden’s potential running mates. Harris was among Justice Kavanaugh’s most strident critics when she sat in judgment on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Harris also released a campaign ad during her run for president accusing President Trump of being a “sexual predator.” Yet when it came to Tara Reade’s accusation against Biden of sexual predatory behavior, she says she contacted Senator Harris’s office but has received no response. As Brad Polumbo wrote in the Washington Examiner, if Harris does not immediately denounce Biden in light of Tara Reade’s accusation, she is little more than a “conniving politician willing to disregard due process for her political opponents, but not her allies.”
Tara Reade also claims to have received a brushoff from Senator Elizabeth Warren’s office, which told her simply to contact her local representative. Warren had said that one of her key reasons for opposing Justice Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation involved the allegations of sexual assault he was accused of. Yet her office found no time on Warren’s calendar for her to hear personally what Ms. Reade had to say about Joe Biden’s alleged sexual assault.
When Justice Kavanaugh was facing unsubstantiated allegations of sexual assault, Warren made an impassioned plea on the Senate floor on behalf of survivors of sexual assault. She said that many of them do not come forward because they “believe they won't be heard or taken seriously, or they think more about the impact on the perpetrator than their own safety and well-being, or they think the people with power - the ones who can actually do something - will instead 'plow right through’ them. We never hear the stories of millions of sexual assault survivors. But some make the very difficult and personal decision to come forward and tell their stories. They, like all survivors, are courageous, and they deserve to be heard and treated with respect. Not dismissed, not attacked, not threatened.”
Tara Reade finally worked up the courage to come forward with her story of sexual assault. Unfortunately for the rally around Biden crowd, it pointed directly to the current presumed Democratic nominee for president. But Joe Biden’s connections have helped him ‘plow right through’ Tara Reade’s story. She was rebuffed by a leading #MeToo advocacy group with close ties to the Biden campaign. She has been vilified or simply ignored in the mainstream media and by faux feminist politicians. Biden, meanwhile, continues to hold forth on what he would do as president, including with respect to the coronavirus. CNN gave him airtime last Friday night in a televised town hall. CNN listed 5 takeaways from the town hall. Tara Reade’s allegation was not among them.  
If Joe Biden does become the Democratic nominee for president, it will be up to the voters to decide what weight to give to Ms. Reade’s story. If true, it should add further doubts regarding Joe Biden’s character, on top of questions about his current mental condition. The jury is still out on what the former vice president may have done while he was the Obama administration’s point man in Ukraine to run interference for Burisma. This highly corrupt Ukrainian firm was under investigation by the Ukrainian prosecutor who Biden caused to be fired while his son Hunter was on Burisma’s board. 
Joe Biden likes to speak of restoring the soul of the nation. First, it appears that he has some serious repair work to do with his own soul. He can start by coming clean.



Greenland Group shipped supplies of masks, hand sanitizer, and surgical gloves to China

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A Chinese-backed property firm shipped millions of Australia’s coronavirus supplies, including sanitiser and masks, to China earlier this year.
The Greenland Group, a Chinese-owned property firm that deals in high-end real estate in Melbourne and Sydney, switched to draining Australia of millions of supplies that the country would need to deal with the coronavirus, and sent them off to China instead.
Employees were ordered to source bulk supplies of surgical masks, hand sanitiser, thermometers, anti-bacterial wipes, Panadol, and gloves, to be shipped to China.
It was only a few weeks ago when leftist media talking heads like Don Lemon and many others had no problem calling COVID-19 the “Wuhan Chinese Virus”. So why has it suddenly become politically incorrect to say the virus came from China? Because the MSM has received their marching orders from Beijing to change the narrative and launch yet another disinformation campaign to blame President Trump for being racist.
A company insider told the Sydney Herald that “basically all employees, the majority of whom are Chinese, were asked to source whatever medical supplies they could”:
This exercise went on for weeks through January and February. There were numerous requests from the HR manager and even our direct reporting line [which] prioritised the assisting of the company in gathering these supplies over other work activities. The entire accounts department were absent for days as they were out purchasing supplies.
The employees gathered the supplies in Greenland’s Sydney offices, packed them into pallets that were then stamped with the company logo, and sent on their way to the Chinese mainland.
Greenland’s Australian managing director, Sherwood Luo, even boasted about their efforts on social media. “Greenland Australia is taking action,” he wrote on Facebook in February. “The second batch of non-contact forehead thermometers will soon take off to China!”
It wasn’t just Australia that was affected. In a company newsletter, Greenland said that they had sent 3 million protective masks, 700,000 hazmat suits and 500,000 pairs of protective gloves from “Australia, Canada, Turkey and other countries” over to China.
In a statement, the Greenland Group confirmed the reports that the company “organised shipments of medical supplies to Greenland Group’s global head office in Shanghai, to help contain the rapidly-developing coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in China”:
Greenland Australia’s parent company, Greenland Group, felt compelled, as a major international company, to assist in efforts to mitigate the spread of the virus, which had caused a shortage of crucial medical supplies in China. As such, Greenland Group initiated a drive for medical supplies, and provided accommodation services for front-line medical staff in China via the company’s hotel group. Greenland Australia supported Greenland Group’s initiative by arranging for medical supplies to be dispatched to China. Again, it should be noted that this proactive response occurred in late January and early February, at a time when the worldwide spread of the virus, and all response efforts, were focused on China.
The company added that they “recognised” that the Australian people are at risk from the coronavirus, and are “focused” on helping Australians. “We will continue to do everything we can to assist,” the statement continued.
The first confirmed case of coronavirus in Australia occurred on January 25th, meaning that it had already hit the country while the Greenland Group continued to ship supplies to China.


Texas Orders 14-Day Quarantine For NY-NJ-CT & New Orleans Travelers

The Big Apple is Coronavirus epicenter of the US, with cases flaring up in New Orleans as well

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Texas is now requiring air travelers from Coronavirus hotspots to quarantine for 14 days.
Gov. Greg Abbott has ordered travelers from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut – the tri-state area around New York City – and from New Orleans to isolate themselves for no less than 14 days and may only have direct contact with health care providers.
Abbott’s executive order came in response to White House recommending anyone who just visited the New York City area to self-quarantine as the Big Apple is Coronavirus epicenter of the US.
“Every person who enters the State of Texas as the final destination through an airport, from a point of origin or point of last departure in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or the City of New Orleans, or in any other state or city as may be proclaimed hereafter, shall be subject to mandatory self-quarantine for a period of 14 days from the time of entry into Texas or the duration of the person’s presence in Texas, whichever is shorter,” Abbott declared. “This order to self-quarantine shall not apply to people traveling in connection with military service, emergency response, health response, or critical-infrastructure functions, as may be determined by the Texas Division of Emergency Management.”
“Each person covered under this order to self-quarantine shall be responsible for all associated costs, including transportation, lodging, food, and medical care.”
Affected travelers are to notify the Texas Dept. of Public Safety of their quarantine location upon disembarking from their flight, the executive order added.
A order will likely to reduce air travel severely from these areas.