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Chicago’s Quarantine List Will Soon Include Hawaii, Nebraska, North Carolina

People found violating the quarantine order could be fined between $100 to $500 per day, up to $7,000.

People at the O'Hare International Airport in February 2020.
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CHICAGO — Hawaii, Nebraska and North Carolina have been added to the city’s Emergency Travel Order list.

Travelers coming from those states to Chicago must quarantine for 14 days upon arriving in the city. The update adding the three states goes into effect Friday.

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. There are now 21 states on the list, as well as Puerto Rico.

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 could be fined between $100 to $500 per day, up to $7,000.

The new list:

• Alabama
• Arkansas
• California
• Florida
• Georgia
• Hawaii
• Idaho
• Iowa
• Kansas
• Louisiana
• Mississippi
• Missouri
• Nebraska
• Nevada
• North Carolina
• North Dakota
• Oklahoma
• Puerto Rico
• South Carolina
• South Dakota
• Tennessee
• Texas

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