CHICAGO (CBS) — Many of the United States is now beneath Chicago’s journey order and town’s well being director is strongly recommending that individuals not journey proper now.
The order requires individuals to self-quarantine for 14 days when arriving from these states.
Final week as COVID circumstances surge all through the nation, 43 states, and Puerto Rico, have been on Chicago’s journey order. The pinnacle of Chicago’s Division Of Public Well being, Dr. Allison Arwady, mentioned the journey order covers so many states, town has damaged down the journey order states into coloured areas from yellow, which means keep away from non-essential journey to crimson, which implies to utterly keep away from that space.
“Upon arrival in Chicago, you’ve gotten a 14 day quarantine speeds which might be in orange, which at this level is sort of the entire nation. Additionally, the advisory is to keep away from journey, however you’ll be able to both do a 14 day quarantine. Or you will get a unfavorable check consequence inside 72 hours earlier than coming to Chicago, after which when you’re right here in these 14 days strict masking social distancing and avoiding in individual gatherings,” Arwady mentioned.
She mentioned that as a result of COVID is surging all through the nation, it’s crucial to reset Thanksgiving vacation plans that for a lot of would come with teams of individuals, not all who stay collectively.
“The underside line: you shouldn’t be touring. And also you run the chance of bringing COVID with you in the event you’re touring from Chicago, and from actually nearly throughout the nation,” Arwady mentioned. “People who find themselves touring are coming from locations the place COVID is surging. So in the event you’ve not canceled your Thanksgiving journey plans, now is an efficient time to be having that basically troublesome dialog with family and friends.”
On Tuesday, Illinois reported greater than 10,000 new circumstances of COVID-19, as hospitalizations from the coronavirus proceed to climb throughout the state.
The Illinois Division of Public well being on Tuesday reported 12,601 new confirmed and possible coronavirus circumstances, in addition to 97 extra deaths. The state is now averaging 12,381 new circumstances per day over the previous week, as circumstances have surged since early October, when Illinois averaged 2,052 new circumstances per day through the first seven days of the month.
A bunch of Midwest governors together with JB Pritzker united to provide a social media video to encourage individuals throughout the area to remain protected heading into the vacation season. The opposite governors embody Eric Holcomb from Indiana, Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers.