CHICAGO — Only Maine, Vermont and Hawaii are excluded from the City of Chicago’s latest update to its Emergency Travel Order which requires anyone arriving from a “high-risk” state to self-quarantine for 14 days, or in some cases test negative for COVID-19 to avoid quarantine.
The City updated its Emergency Travel Order last week to allow anyone arriving from a state which is reporting a COVID-19 case rate above its “high-risk” threshold of 15 cases per 100,000 residents but below the case rate in Chicago to avoid self-quarantining if they test negative for the disease before arriving.
The order now divides states into three categories: “Red,” which require a 14-day self-quarantine after arrival, “orange,” which allows the exception for a negative COVID-19 test to avoid quarantine and “yellow” which does not require any measures be taken. Still, the City advises anyone to avoid travel generally as a second wave of the virus continues across the U.S.
The updated list is included below, and goes into effect on Friday morning.
“Red” states requiring 14-day self-quarantine:
“Orange” states which require 14-day self quarantine OR a negative COVID-19 test prior to arrival: