In March, those who traveled to Texas from six states including, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were required, by a Texas mandate, to self-quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Now, it is traveling Texans who will be held to the same quarantine, governors of the three aforementioned states announced in a joint press conference Wednesday.
After seeing a spike in coronavirus cases, residents of Texas and nine other states, including Florida and Arizona, will be required to self-quarantine for two weeks upon arriving in New York, Connecticut and New Jersey.
The announcement comes a day after Texas saw a record 5,489 new coronavirus cases and 4,092 hospitalized. In interviews Tuesday, Gov. Greg Abbott urged residents to take the spread of the virus seriously and remain home if at all possible.
"Anyone who thinks we could have opened sooner, look at Florida, look at Arizona, look at Texas, look at the other 23 states that are going up, and it shows that we were smart and right," New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said during an appearance on the "Today" show Wednesday.