Chicago Changes Travel Order Guidance ‘to Prevent Further Spread of COVID-19′

Chicago’s puncture transport sequence was altered once again Tuesday as a city transitions to a two-tiered complement “to forestall serve widespread of COVID-19,” health officials announced.

Under a new guidelines, that take outcome Friday, states are categorized as possibly “orange” or “yellow,” expelling a prior “red” category.

Orange states and territories have normal coronavirus rates above 15 cases per day, per 100,000 residents and yellow states and territories have rates subsequent 15 cases per day, per 100,000 residents.


“Chicago has gifted several weeks of mostly fast or disappearing new daily cases, and a exam positivity rate has decreased and is now 10.3%,” CDPH pronounced in a recover Tuesday. “The city is now saying 38 new daily cases formed on a 7-day rolling average, that is a reduce rate than when a 3-tiered complement was implemented in Nov 2020.”

As of Tuesday, Hawaii is a usually state listed as “yellow” and all 49 other states are in a orange category, as are Puerto Rico and a District of Columbia, according to a city’s health department. The list is subsequent set to be updated on Jan. 26.

While health officials urged residents to equivocate transport if possible, here are a mandate for any category:

  • Yellow: States with a rolling 7-day normal reduction than 15 cases/day/100k residents.
    • No quarantine or pre-arrival exam required. Maintain despotic masking, amicable enmity and deterrence of in-person gatherings
  • Orange: States have a rolling 7-day normal above 15 cases/day/100k residents
    • 10-day quarantine OR pre-arrival disastrous exam no some-more than 72 hours before attainment in Chicago with despotic masking, amicable enmity and deterrence of in-person gatherings

The transport sequence was final updated on Dec. 29, when 34 states were categorized as “red” states, definition travelers had to quarantine for 10 days when entrance to Chicago.

The puncture transport sequence requiring a quarantine for travelers from certain locations was initial released in Jul in an bid to delayed a widespread of a lethal coronavirus.

In November, a city altered a approach it reports states being combined to a transport order, classification states in a color-coded map to establish that mandate are in outcome for travelers, from a strange requirement of a 14-day quarantine to a disastrous exam outcome depending on a astringency of a state’s outbreak.

Then in December, an refurbish to a sequence followed changes in a recommendations from a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In sequence to be listed as a “red” state, a threshold was increasing to 60 new cases per day per 100,000 residents, adult from only 15 cases per day. It also altered a quarantine timeframe from 14 days to 10.

CDPH Commissioner Allison Arwady has pronounced formerly that no matter a state’s tone underneath a order, she would not suggest any nonessential travel.

“The bottom line, we should not be traveling,” she pronounced in November. “Right now COVID is surging opposite a whole United States and we risk bringing COVID with you.”

The city pronounced it hopes to simply teach travelers about a order, though those found in defilement could be theme to fines of between $100 and $500 per day, adult to $7,000.

“The quarantine and pre-arrival contrast mandate request to people even if they have no COVID-19 symptoms,” a city’s health dialect pronounced in a release.

Exceptions can be done for transport for medical care, parental common control and business transport for essential workers. It also does not request to an sold flitting by states for reduction than 24 hours over a march of travel, including layovers during airfield or people pushing by a sold state. Daily commuters to and from adjacent states are also exempt.

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