Vehicle checkpoint on eastbound I-10 near the Florida-Alabama state line.
Vehicle checkpoint on eastbound I-10 near the Florida-Alabama state line. Florida Highway Patrol

Motorists entering Florida will be directed to weigh stations by law enforcement officers who will allow travelers to either return to the interstate or to pull aside for further screening, according to a release from Florida Department of Transportation.

The measure is part of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’s order to limit community spread by requiring travelers on I-10 and I-95 coming from Louisiana, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to isolate for a period of 14 days.

Travelers entering Florida will be required to complete a form, including each traveler’s contact information and trip details, the release said.

“Failure to complete the form and failure to follow any isolation or quarantine order from DOH are a violation of Florida law,” according to the release.

Florida Highway Patrol “will staff the checkpoint at I-10 at the Alabama/Florida line, 24 hours a day with approximately 16 troopers in 12-hour shifts,” FDOT said.

Travelers will be provided with a traveler card, “which has contact information and guidance in the event the traveler exhibits symptoms while in isolation that are attributed to” coronavirus, the release said.

source: cnn.com

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