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Planning To Travel To Chicago? You May Have To Quarantine For 14-Days
If you were hoping to experience a safe and socially distant “Summertime Chi” you may be out of luck.
On Thursday evening, Chicago city officials announced an updated travel advisory that will go into effect on July 6. The advisory issues a mandatory 14-day quarantine for travelers coming from high-risk states.
States currently included in the mandatory quarantine are Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Nevada, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Utah.
Anyone traveling to Chicago from these states must self-quarantine for the listed period or for the duration of their stay, whichever is shorter. The 14-day quarantine period starts from the time of last contact within the designated state.
The list of states included in the advisory will be updated weekly starting July 14. Any state reporting more than 15 new cases per 100,000 residents, within a 7-day period, will be added to the list. Any states that fall beyond that can be removed.
Anyone who is found to violate the new order can be fined between $100-$500 for each day that they do not quarantine. Fines can go as high as $7000 in total.