Twenty-five complete states and Puerto Rico at the moment are on the Chicago journey quarantine order. The 4 new states added Tuesday had been Indiana, North Carolina, Rhode Island and New Mexico.
The brink for inclusion on the quarantine order record is a median of not less than greater than 15 new instances per 100,000.
Wisconsin additionally stays on the quarantine journey order. Chicago Division of Public Well being Commissioner Dr. Alison Arwady reminded the general public that the two-week journey quarantine is required for anybody coming from Wisconsin or Indiana to Chicago for non-work functions, and for any Chicago resident getting back from Wisconsin or Indiana, even when they had been there lower than 24 hours, except they’re a necessary employee.
Different exemptions from the quarantine order embrace college students who commonly journey over the Illinois-Indiana border for varsity, private journey for medical care, and parental shared custody.
Chicago residents are strongly suggested to not journey to any state on the quarantine record.
The journey order doesn’t apply to individuals who need to drive to work between Chicago and Wisconsin.
Jessica Nardaez owns a produce retailer in Whiting, Ind. She mentioned the brand new journey quarantine order may shutter her enterprise.
“We’ll be compelled to shut down,” she mentioned.
Nardaez makes every day journeys to the town to buy and choose up produce. Already struggling, she wonders if the ban will take what few prospects she has left.
“We couldn’t be capable to present produce for our group at an inexpensive worth,” she mentioned.
Nardaez is probably going exempt from the quarantine, as she can be making journeys to and from the town for work. Dr. Arwady mentioned important work journey is allowed beneath the principles of the journey order.
Indiana was added to the journey order after a call by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb in September to maneuver the state to the fifth and ultimate stage of its reopening plan, which relaxed many remaining COVID-19 restrictions saved a masks mandate briefly in place.
In accordance with the newest numbers obtainable, instances and positivity charges proceed to climb.
The states and territories presently topic to quarantine are:
Vacationers from the states are required to quarantine for 14 days. Important employees are exempt. Nevertheless, they’re requested to restrict actions to work actions and monitor for any signs.
Violators may be fined $100 – $500 per day, as much as a most of $7,000.
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