CHICAGO — The city is removing Kansas, Utah and Iowa from its quarantine list.
That means starting Friday, travelers will again be able to come from those three states to Chicago without needing to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival.
Twenty states and Puerto Rico still remain on the Emergency Travel Order list. It’s possible Wisconsin and Nebraska could be removed from the list next week if their continue to see lowered coronavirus cases.
Here’s the current list:
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Puerto Rico
- South Carolina
The Emergency Travel Order, put through in early July, orders people coming from a state where coronavirus is surging to self-isolate if they come to Chicago.
Essential workers and people who are commuting from Wisconsin to Chicago for work are exempt from the order and won’t have to quarantine, though they must meet certain requirements.
Only people who spent a day or longer in high-risk states on the city’s list need to quarantine once they get to Chicago. People who have had layovers in those states do not need to quarantine.
Those who are affected by the order have to stay in a single dwelling for 14 days before doing any activities outside.
People found violating the quarantine order can be fined $100-$500 per day, up to $7,000.
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