Iowa And Oklahoma Added To Chicago’s Travel Quarantine Order, Effective Friday

CHICAGO (CBS) — City officials have combined dual some-more states to a mandatory transport quarantine order in Chicago, requiring anyone roving from states deliberate to be COVID-19 hotspots to self-isolate for 14 days on nearing in a city.

Starting Friday, travelers entrance in from Iowa and Oklahoma will be enclosed in a order, that already lonesome transport from Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah. The quarantine sequence initial went into outcome on Jul 6.

The city’s quarantine mandate covers anyone who is nearing in Chicago from those states, including visitors to Chicago, and residents who are returning from transport to one of a states.

The list of states lonesome by a quarantine sequence includes those with a pathogen a box rate larger than 15 new COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents per day, on a 7-day rolling average. The mayor’s bureau has pronounced a list will be updated each Tuesday, and changes to a list will go into outcome a following Friday. States will be private from a list if their COVID-19 infection rates tumble next a city’s determined threshold.


City officials have pronounced it’s an respect complement of sorts, rather than relying on hands-on coercion of a quarantine mandate.

Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Dr. Allison Arwady pronounced progressing this month a city is not indispensably holding a hands-on approach.

“We do not have a devise to, for example, demeanour for out-of-state permit plates and lift people over. We do not have a devise to emanate a list of people who are roving and try to lane them down,” she said.

Mayor Lori Lightfoot also pronounced resources won’t go into interlude people per their travels.

“We’re not going to send teams out to bring people with violations, though we wish people to consider about a fact that if we were roving to one of these states where you’re saying literally ancestral numbers of daily counts, we have an requirement to be unwavering of that fact and to strengthen yourself, though also strengthen your neighbors in this new locality opposite a intensity widespread of a virus,” Lightfoot said, mentioning a instance of Florida where cases continue to arise at shocking rates.

Violators will be theme to fines of $100-$500 per day, adult to $7,000. Exceptions to a sequence will be available for transport for medical caring and parental common custody. Business transport to Chicago for essential workers is also exempted from a quarantine order.

The quarantine also will not request to people only flitting by Chicago, like those throwing a joining moody or only pushing by a city.

Illinois has not released such an sequence on a statewide basis, and when a city announced a order, Gov. JB Pritzker’s bureau pronounced it was not formulation to do so, though a administrator has pronounced that could change if needed.

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