The town of Chicago on Tuesday is ready to replace its emergency journey order requiring a 14-day quarantine, with Indiana more likely to be added to the checklist.
Final week, Chicago well being officers eliminated two states, Georgia and Texas, added Alaska and positioned Indiana on a “warning checklist” to doubtless be added the next week.
The journey order at present covers 22 states and territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Vacationers coming into or returning to Chicago from “states experiencing a surge in new COVID-19 circumstances” might want to quarantine “for a 14-day interval from the time of final contact throughout the recognized state” below the order, Chicago Division of Public Well being Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady says. Important staff could possibly be exempt from the quarantine requirement, nonetheless, as long as their employer certifies their work in writing.
States are added to the checklist if they’ve “a case charge larger than 15 new COVID-19 circumstances per 100,000 resident inhabitants, per day, over a 7-day rolling common.” In the event that they fall under that threshold, they could possibly be eliminated as properly.
The town warned that Indiana has surpassed the brink for inclusion and might be added to the checklist subsequent week if the state can not convey down its day by day common variety of circumstances. It was not added this week to “permit residents sufficient time to plan journey to this border state,” town stated.
Chicago’s journey order, which started on July 6, is evaluated each Tuesday, with any additions taking impact the next Friday.
Chicago Division of Public Well being Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady talks about the principle objective of town’s journey order.
Wisconsin was certainly one of a number of areas added to the order final month.
Arwady stated earlier than including Wisconsin that the state was “at present in very poor management with regards to COVID,” including that the state had greater than double the 15 common day by day circumstances per 100,000 residents that’s the threshold to be named on Chicago’s journey order.
That quantity has continued to climb, as has the positivity charge, sitting at 19.1% as of Monday.
Wisconsin was certainly one of a number of areas added Tuesday to Chicago’s emergency journey order requiring a 14-day quarantine. Chris Hush experiences.
Beneath the Chicago journey order tips, these touring to or from Wisconsin for work and people touring via the state for journey won’t have to quarantine, Arwady stated. These touring to the state for leisure, nonetheless, even for lower than 24 hours, might want to quarantine, she stated.
The order is ready to stay in impact till additional discover.
New York and New Jersey are additionally asking guests from a number of states, together with Illinois, to quarantine themselves for 2 weeks.
Nonetheless, exterior of Chicago, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker stated the state doubtless will not require residents who journey to and from neighboring states to quarantine for 2 weeks solely due to that journey.
However Illinois’ Division of Public Well being did release a “travel map” indicating which states are a “greater danger” for vacationers.
The state’s map makes use of the identical standards as Chicago’s journey order for figuring out the states which can be deemed to be an elevated danger.
“Journey could improve the possibility of turning into contaminated and spreading COVID-19,” IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike stated in a press release. “To assist inform residents the place they could be at larger danger of being uncovered to COVID-19 after they journey, IDPH has launched a map that clearly reveals states and different international locations the place case charges are elevated. Whereas staying house is one of the simplest ways to guard your self and others from COVID-19, we all know that it will not be potential to keep away from all journey. We encourage people who find themselves touring, whether or not for work or in any other case, to take a look at the map earlier than planning.”