Chicago well being officers up to date the town’s coronavirus journey order Tuesday, leaving solely two states under the edge requiring a quarantine upon arrival within the metropolis.
As of Tuesday, 34 states have been categorized as “purple” states, that means vacationers should quarantine for 10 days when coming to Chicago.
That quantity is up from weeks previous and now contains: California, Tennessee, Arizona, Oklahoma, Alabama, West Virginia, Delaware, Nevada, Indiana, Utah, Arkansas, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Mississippi, Ohio, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York, New Mexico, North Carolina, Idaho, Kentucky, Florida, New Jersey, Kansas, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Texas, South Dakota, Missouri, Virginia, Louisiana, Nebraska and Colorado.
Fifteen states plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia have been listed as “orange,” that means they require a quarantine or adverse take a look at previous to arrival in Chicago. That record now additionally contains: Connecticut, Wisconsin, Maryland, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Iowa, Maine, Minnesota, Michigan, North Dakota, Washington and Oregon.
Solely two states, Hawaii and Vermont, have been listed as “yellow,” that means a quarantine isn’t required when coming into or returning to the town – although well being officers have lengthy warned in opposition to any non-essential journey and proceed to induce strict adherence to public well being tips like carrying masks, social distancing and avoiding gatherings.
The emergency journey order requiring a quarantine for vacationers from sure places was issued in July in an effort to sluggish the unfold of the lethal coronavirus.
In November, the town modified the way in which it experiences states being added to its journey order, categorizing states in a color-coded map to find out which necessities are in impact for vacationers, from the unique requirement of a 14-day quarantine to a adverse take a look at consequence relying on the severity of the state’s outbreak.
Then earlier this month, the newest replace to the order adopted modifications within the suggestions from the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention. To be able to be listed as a “purple” state, the edge was elevated to 60 new circumstances per day per 100,000 residents, up from simply 15 circumstances per day. It additionally modified the quarantine timeframe from 14 days to 10.
This is a take a look at the rules:
- Yellow: States with a rolling 7-day common lower than 15 circumstances/day/100okay residents.
- No quarantine or pre-arrival take a look at required. Preserve strict masking, social distancing and avoidance of in-person gatherings
- Orange: States have a rolling 7-day common between 15 circumstances/day/100okay residents and the Chicago rolling 7-day common (at present: 60 circumstances/day/100okay residents)
- 10-day quarantine OR pre-arrival adverse take a look at not more than 72 hours earlier than arrival in Chicago with strict masking, social distancing and avoidance of in-person gatherings
- Pink: States have a better rolling 7-day common of constructive circumstances/day/100okay residents than Chicago.
Chicago Division of Public Well being Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady has mentioned beforehand that irrespective of a state’s shade underneath the order, she wouldn’t suggest any pointless journey.
“The underside line, you shouldn’t be touring,” she mentioned final month. “Proper now COVID is surging throughout your entire United States and also you danger bringing COVID with you.”
The town mentioned it hopes to easily educate vacationers concerning the order, however these present in violation may very well be topic to fines of between $100 and $500 per day, as much as $7,000.
“The quarantine and pre-arrival testing necessities apply to individuals even when they don’t have any COVID-19 signs,” the town’s well being division mentioned in a launch.
Exceptions may be made for journey for medical care, parental shared custody and enterprise journey for important employees. It additionally doesn’t apply to a person passing via states for lower than 24 hours over the course of journey, together with layovers at airport or individuals driving via a selected state. Each day commuters to and from neighboring states are additionally exempt.
Chicago’s journey order, which started on July 6, is now evaluated each different Tuesday, with any additions taking impact the next Friday.