by Tyler Olson
As more and more Americans fall ill with the coronavirus and President Trump warns it will peak sometime in April, states nationwide are moving quickly to implement travel restrictions on people coming in from other parts of the country, regulating the interstate travel of Americans to an extent not seen in modern American history.
Rhode Island was one of the first states to implement restrictions on Americans coming from a coronavirus hot spot by mandating that any New Yorkers traveling to the state self-quarantine for 14 days.
“I want to be crystal clear about this: If you’re coming to Rhode Island from New York you are ordered into quarantine,” Rhode Island Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said at the time. “The reason for that is because more than half of the cases of coronavirus in America are in New York.”