Massachusetts Clears 4 More States for Quarantine-Free Travel – NBC Boston
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Massachusetts Clears four Extra States for Quarantine-Free Journey – NBC Boston

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Beginning Saturday, Massachusetts will now not require folks touring from 4 extra states to quarantine upon arriving to the Bay State, the Division of Public Well being introduced Friday, together with a slight tweak to its standards for journey danger.

California, Hawaii, New Jersey and Washington are being added to the checklist of low-risk states, based on an replace Friday on Massachusetts’ COVID-19 journey order web page.

The change goes into impact at 12:01 a.m. on Oct. 17. It is the primary change beneath the Massachusetts journey order in two weeks.

The state has additionally tweaked the way it’s gauging what states are secure for journey. To be included on the checklist of low-risk states, they will need to have fewer than 10 common day by day circumstances per 100,000 folks. That is up from the earlier metric of 6 common day by day circumstances per 100,000 folks.

The complete checklist of states at the moment deemed to be low danger is California; Connecticut; Washington, D.C.; Hawaii; Maine; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New York; Vermont and Washington.

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Rhode Island stays the one New England state not on the checklist.

Vacationers from states not on the low-risk checklist should fill out the Massachusetts Journey Type and quarantine for 14 days, based on the state’s tips. That features anybody who’s coming from one of many low-risk states however stayed “for greater than a transitory time frame within the final 14 days” in a higher-risk state.